Ronnie Sanders is an American conductor and
composer. He made his Carnegie Hall conducting
debut in a critically acclaimed performance of Gabriel
Fauré’s Requiem, which he conducted without a score
in 2005. In 2010, and 2016 he earned a Grammy
Signature Award for excellence in music education.
In 2011 Sanders was appointed by the
governor of Texas to serve on the Texas
Commission on the Arts, which authorizes and
distributes funding to Texas arts agencies.
Commissioner Sanders holds a bachelor's
degree from Charter Oak State College, a
master’s degree in conducting from the
University of Houston, and a Doctor of Musical
Arts degree from Boston University.
Sanders is the founder and artistic
director of the South Texas Symphonic
Orchestra based out of San Antonio,
Texas. Also, he authored the
biographical entry on British composer
Tarik O’Regan, published in the New
Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians.