Ronald Shroyer

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Ronald Lynn Shroyer is an American composer, music educator, conductor, flautist and tenor saxophonist .


Shroyer is a son of John Wesley Shroyer and his wife Esther Hope Swingle Shroyer. He studied at Northeast Missouri State University, now: Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, In 1963 he obtained a Bachelor of Science . Then he studied at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, Missouri there in 1967 he earned his Master of Arts. He continued his studies at the Music Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in Kansas City, Missouri and promoted there to Doctor of Musical Arts in composition and music theory in 1975.

Since 1976 he has taught at the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University (CMU), Fayette, Missouri, also serving as the dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music and director of the department Fine and Performing Arts until his retirement in 2010. He now serves as professor emeritus in music, and as an adjunct woodwind instructor.[1]

Shroyer as a composer writes for different genres, but especially for wind bands.


Works for orchestra[edit]

  • 1967 Three Songs of Solomon
  • 1986 Burleske
  • 1989 A Folk Fantasy
  • 2006 Kaleidoscope
  • Three songs
    1. Make a Joyful Noise
    2. Create in Me a Clean Heart
    3. I've Got a Crown

Vocal music[edit]

  • 1975 Out of Darkness, for soprano and chamber ensemble

Chamber music[edit]

  • 1987 It's Either A Song or a Dance, for clarinet solo
    1. Hoedown
    2. Song With Furbelows
    3. Waltz
    4. Song Without Furbelows
    5. Blues
  • Quintet for brass
  • Three American folk songs, for brass quintet
    1. Charlie is my Darlin'
    2. Nine Hundred Miles
    3. Froggy Went A-courtin'

Works for jazz ensemble[edit]

  • 1999 Eli and David


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