The Sound Investment
Ron Russell Catalano B. A. / B. M. E. / SB-2042 (R1S,R142)





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Ron Russell Catalano

5025 East Andersen Avenue

Fresno, CA  93727-1502 USA

Telephone: 1 (559) 270-1952

E-mail: iplaysax@aol.com

Website: http://www.roncatalano.com


 

 

Education:    

California State Commission Teaching Credential  TC 2042 (R1S, R142)

Studies: May 1988

Update and Graduation May 2010

Kremen School of Education and Human Development     

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 

                       

Bachelor of Arts, Music Education 

Studies: Graduation May 1988 / May 2008                        

Option: Music - Music Education

Mass Communication and Journalism

Director of Bands: 

Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland

Associate Director of Bands:

Dr. M. Scott McBride.

 

Miles Ishigaki

Studies: Private Studio, Clarinet, Saxophone 

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

Gary Cauchi

Studies: Private Studio, Clarinet, Saxophone

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

M. Teresa Beaman

Studies: Private Studio, Flute / Piccolo

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

Jose A Diaz

Studies: Private Studio, Oboe / Double Reeds

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

Arthur E. Huff

Studies: Private Studio Voice/Vocal Ensemble Instruction

California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

 

 CSU Summer Arts, Music Education – 1988

Studies: Music Education

California State University, Humboldt, Arcata, CA

 

 CSU Fullerton – Music Education / English - 1983

Studies: Music Education

English Journalism

California State University, Fullerton

  

Commercial Jazz Music Education – 1982

Los Angeles Jazz Workshop, School of Music, Sepulveda, California.

    

California State General Education Certifcate-1983

Studies: Certificate General Education

Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA

 

Associate of Arts, Music

Studies: Graduation-1982

Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA

 

Donald H. Raffell

Studies: Woodwind Instruction (1980-1984)

Private Studio, Sherman Oaks, California  USA

 

Joyce Shannon

Studies: Private Studio Voice/Vocal Ensemble Instruction (1980-1982)

Private and Group Studio, Alta Loma, California  USA

 

Ralph V. Comito

Studies: Woodwind and Bass Instruction (1974-1980)

Private Studio, Upland, California  USA

 

Jack Roberds

Studies: Keyboard, Bass and Woodwind Instruction

Private Studio, Ontario, California  USA

 

Dugan's Music Company

Studies: Saxophone Instruction (1970-1972)

Private Studio, Montclair, California  USA

 

Roger Ingman

Studies: Piano (1968-1970)

Los Angeles, California  USA

 

General Education

Studies: Graduation 1980

Upland High School, Upland, CA

 

Instrument Pilot – 2004

King Schools, San Diego, California

Alves School of Aviation, John Alves, CFII, Fresno, California

 

Commercial Pilot – 2003

King Schools, San Diego, California

Alves School of Aviation, John Alves, CFII, Fresno, California

Sheble Aviation, Kingman, Arizona

Inspector: Edward Lane, CFII, Kingman, Arizona

 

Private Pilot – 1995

King Schools, San Diego, California

Dean Castang, CFII/Lee Buckley, CFII

Inspector: Fredrick K. Fechner, Prescott, Arizona

Professional Experience:

 

FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Fresno, California

General Education Teacher, Indian Education

(August 2015 – Present)


CENTRAL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Fresno, California

Substitute Teacher, Long Term Substitute Teacher

(March 2013-Present)

  

ENCOURAGE TOMORROW

Fresno Unified School District – General Education Teacher K-12

(August 2010-June 2013)

 

THE SOUND INVESTMENT, Fresno, California

Commercial Aircraft and Pilot Services. 

News, Weather, and Traffic Information Service (Metro Watch One) Recording Studio, Audio Production Facility, Music Agency.

(March 1979 – Present)

  

KMJ, KFPT, KSKS, KMGV, KWYE, KFJK

CBS Radio/Peak Broadcasting

Aerial News and Traffic Reporter:  Responsible for broadcasting traffic via air and ground. 

(August 2003 – December 2007)

  

WESTWOOD ONE / METRO NETWORKS

News and Traffic Reporter:  Responsible for broadcasting traffic via air and ground. 

(August 2003 – December 2007)

  

KEZL, KFSO, KALZ, KSOF, KRZR, KBOS, KCBL, KVBL, KRDU

Clear Channel Communications, Fresno, California

On-Air Personality: Responsible for broadcasting music; writing and reporting news, weather, sports and traffic conditions.  Handled production and copy writing.  Promotions Coordinator.  Pilot.  Aerial Photographer/Reporter.

(October 1988 – April 2002)

  

KMPH NEWSRADIO 107.5 FM/KFRE 940 AM / KMPH FOX 26 TELEVISION

Pappas Telecasting, Visalia / Fresno, California

Traffic Reporter:  (1995) Responsible for broadcasting traffic via air and ground.  Writing and reporting news, weather, traffic and sports.  Handled production and copy writing.

(January 1995 – April 2002)

  

KXTC RADIO AM 790, CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA

Carl T. Jones Broadcasting

On-Air Personality:  Responsible for broadcasting music.  Writing and reporting news, weather, sports and traffic conditions.  Handled production and copy writing.

(December 1985 – October 1988)

  

KVPR FM 89.3, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA / KPRX 89.1, BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA

White Ash Broadcasting

On-Air Morning News Host:  Responsible for news and weather writing, production and program preparation.  On-Air Personality for various jazz and classical music programs.

(June 1987 – September 1987)

 

HARDWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT, HANFORD, CALIFORNIA

Superintendent: Walt Hanline

Taught all types of instruments, music theory, and band at Kings River School. (K-8)

(September 1985 – June 1986)

 

Musical Conductor / Orchestrator:

Bob and Delores Hope, Palm Springs, California

  

Studio Musician / Performer:

Bob and Delores Hope, Vicki Carr, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Campbell, Charlie Pride, Joe Williams, Ernie Andrews, Davy Jones, Little Anthony, Cathy Young, The Nelson Twins, The Grass Roots, Jay and the Americans, The Inkspots, The Four Tops, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Tokens, Proxy, Glenn Miller/Art Mooney Orchestra, Lawrence Welk Orchestra, Ringling Bros. and  Barnum and Bailey’s Circus, Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra.  Various Classical, Jazz and Commercial Groups, Orchestras, Showbands, Movies, Television Themes and Record Albums.  Mountain Studios, Sunset Sound Fac-Tree, Trac Records, Sage and Sound, Paramount Pictures/Blue Dolphin, Fantasy Lane, Maximums, Pyramid, Trac, D & D Recording Studios ( Montreux, Suisse.  Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, CA)

  

AFFILIATIONS

  

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association      

Aircraft Owner/Commercial Pilot

www.aopa.org

International Association of Jazz Educators

Recipient of 18 IAJE International Jazz Awards

www.iaje.org

American Federation of Musicians (AF of M)

Local 167/Local 47 San Bernardino/Los Angeles, California

Local  210/Local 12 Fresno/San Bernardino, California

www.afm.org

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

www.grammy.com

Jazz Fresno

www.jazzfresno.org

American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers

www.ascap.com

Broadcast Music Incorporated

www.bmi.com

REFERENCES

Available Upon Request