…a one-man wellspring of talent…
-Martie Salt, News Anchor-Orlando, FL
Ronald Owen was born in West Hollywood, California and grew up in the Los Angeles area. He spent much of his time as a child and young person experiencing the wonderful weather and diverse terrain of Southern California, camping and hiking as a Boy Scout and surfing the coastline of the Golden State. He drew much of his inspiration from these experiences when he began writing music and poetry at an early age.
Owen began his formal education at Pepperdine University Malibu where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition. He then went on to complete graduate studies at California State University Northridge where he earned a Master of Arts in Music Composition under the instruction of Dr. Daniel Kessner, Dr. Frank Campo and Dr. Aurelio De la Vega-all renowned composers in their own right. Owen also studied choral conducting with John Alexander, Assistant Conductor of The Los Angeles Master Chorale, as well as orchestral conducting with Hansel Rayner, Musical Director of The Burbank Symphony Orchestra and Jajah Ling, Associate Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra.
As an imaginative composer and creative lyricist, Owen has written numerous vocal works for soloists, ensembles and choral groups. He has also composed several musical stage works and scores for both feature films and documentaries and has conducted and produced recording sessions in Los Angeles, Seattle, Cleveland, Orlando, Nashville, New York and Prague. Currently, Owen is engaged in creating new, original musical stage works and film scores that captivate the human heart and inspire the soul.