Ronald T. Shaheen, Ph.D.

Musicologist, Singer, Voice Teacher, Lecturer

Dr. Ron Shaheen

Ronald Shaheen is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at the University of San Diego, where he teaches undergraduate courses in music appreciation, music history, music fundamentals, class voice, and individual voice lessons. He is also the Concert Manager for the USD Music Program, and the Applied Music Coordinator. Dr. Shaheen has also taught for UCSD Extension and for the San Diego Community College District’s College of the Emeritii, and has read scholarly papers in Italy, Germany, New York City, and Los Angeles. He has lectured for San Diego Opera, the La Jolla Music Society, the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Museum of Art, Opera Pacific, and other cultural institutions. He is also a frequent guest on UCSD-TV’s very popular program “Opera Talk.”

He received his doctorate in historical musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. The subject of his dissertation centered on Italian opera of the early 19th century. As a Fulbright Scholar, he pursued his doctoral research in the musical archives of Northern Italy. Concurrently with his musicological pursuits, Dr. Shaheen studied (and continues to study) singing and vocal pedagogy. He is a member of the American Musicological Society and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). He has served on the board of the San Diego Chapter of NATS as newsletter editor and president, and currently sits on the board as past president. As a practicing musician, Dr. Shaheen continues to serve the community as singer and voice teacher. He is currently the section leader/tenor soloist at Christ Lutheran Church in Pacific Beach, and offers private voice instruction.

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