Personal profile

Personal profile

Pianist Dr. Ron Petti joined SFA's School of Music faculty in 1999. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance at Heidelberg College and Bowling Green State University, and his Doctor of Music in piano performance/chamber music and accompanying from Florida State University.

Petti is the accompanist for many ongoing events in the School of Music, including: faculty and guest artist recitals, choral ensembles, opera productions, and student degree recitals.

He also coaches graduate and undergraduate vocal majors at SFA. Prior to this appointment, he was the staff accompanist at SFA, and has served as vocal coach with the Florida State Opera, coach/accompanist for the Opera Program and instructor of piano in the Preparatory Department at Heidelberg College in Ohio, and instructor of piano at The Saint Francis School of Music in Tiffin in Ohio.

As a collaborative artist, Petti maintains a demanding concert schedule with SFA guest artists and faculty, including regular performances with his wife, flutist Christina Guenther. As a soloist, he has performed recitals and presented masterclasses in piano, served as an adjudicator in piano competitions and has concertized throughout the United States.

He has been an accompanist at the Music Teachers National Association's National Convention in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has served as accompanist for SFA's A Cappella Choir for several European tours.

Petti recorded the album "Playing Favorites" with trombonist Dr. Deb Scott and is on an album featuring the works of composer Dr. Stephen Lias.

He was a presenter at the 2019 and 2013 Texas Music Teachers Association conventions and also is published in Clavier Companion. Petti has been a member of the musical staff at Opera East Texas and performed at various conferences and festivals, including:

  • National Association of Composers/USA composition conference
  • Estes Park Chamber Music Festival in Colorado
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing Conventions throughout Texas and Oklahoma
  • NASA Saxophone Convention
  • Texas Flute Society
  • Mid-South Flute Festival
  • and the International Trombone Festival.

Related documents

  • CV

    File: application/pdf, 282 KB

    Type: CV