About Me

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Ronald Dunn holds a BA degree in Music from UC San Diego, and an MM in Ethnomusicology from Florida State University. His major instrument is the guitar. In the area of ethnomusicology, his interests include music of coastal and highland Peru, as well as southeast Asia. He performed on guitar, charango and siku for several years with Aconcagua, Florida State University's Andean ensemble. Dunn's Master's thesis focused on the music of the marimba in Tijuana, Mexico, where he conducted fieldwork, documenting and analyzing the interfaces of tourism, technology and tradition in the practice of this important art. Mr. Dunn is a contributing author in the Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Vol. 2: Locations,  published by Continuum International Publishing.

Dunn joined the music department during the fall 2001 term as the department specialist in world music and guitar. He directs the guitar program and teaches Introduction to Music courses: Western Culture (Music 1A); World Music in America (Music 1C), Latin America and the Caribbean (Music 1E), and Beginning/Intermediate African and African-influenced Percussion (Music 58).

Classes I Teach

Summer 2018

12443MUSI 16A1Beginning Acoustic Guitar
12444MUSI 16B1Jazz, Blues and Popular Guitar

Spring 2018

45229MUSI 1D64ZIntroduction to Music: Rock - From Roots to Rap
01343MUSI 10A1Music Fundamentals
44168MUSI 14A1Classical Guitar I
43939MUSI 14B1Classical Guitar II
45295MUSI 14C1Classical Guitar III
45296MUSI 14D1Classical Guitar IV
45297MUSI 16A1LBeginning Acoustic Guitar
45298MUSI 16B1LJazz, Blues and Popular Guitar
44836MUSI 7768RSpecial Projects in Music

Faculty Info

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Ron Dunn






  • BA, UCSD, 1993
  • MM Ethnomusicology, Florida State University, 1997

Office Hours

Spring 2018

  • Monday/Wednesday, 11:30-12:20
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45-11:00
  • Other times by appointment


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