Ron Modell


Oral History Information

Ron Modell is among the most popular musicians/school band directors in the United States. As a trumpeter he worked with the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with jazz greats such as Duke Ellington and Mel Tormé. His first teaching experiences took place at Kansas State Teachers College in 1958. In the early 2000’s, Ron was asked to write a regular column for the Instrumentalist magazine. The articles contain his memories of his long career aptly titled “Love being here with you.”