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Our Conductor

Hailed by Diane Windler as "a conductor with authority on the podium," Ronnie Sanders made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in a critically acclaimed performance with the New England Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005.


He earned a Grammy Signature Award for excellence in music education in 2010 and 2016.


Sanders studied at the Juilliard School in New York city and holds a master’s degree in conducting from the University of Houston and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. Sanders served as a state commissioner for the Texas Commission on the Arts from 2011 - 2018.


Sanders was privileged to have been personally coached by Maestro Milton Katims, conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra from 1954 - 1976. Katims was a conducting protégé of Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini. Not only is Sanders an established orchestral conductor, he has conducted opera, ballet, concerti, choral works and numerous musicals.


His vision for the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra is to bring the finest orchestral music to people of every socio-economic background.

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