Ron Browning


Nashville Arts Magazine--RON BROWNING:  Words Dancing On Air.  An article on Ron written by NAM writer, Renee Armand.  2012 December Issue, page 84-85.  


Nashville Arts Magazine's One Hour Video:  "Wynonna's Voice Lesson."  Filmed by Nashville Arts Magazine on November 2, 2012.  Find it on You Tube under the title, Ron Browning's Voice Lesson with Wynonna.


Castleton Opera Festival announces and releases brochures and postures for their 2013 lineup of coaches.  Ron is on staff again this summer.


Coffee Table Book--Conversations at the Cave--Chapter 11 entitled "All About Ronny"  The Nashville Jazz Workshop came out with a book about the school and devoted a complete chapter to Ron.  Buy it at Parnasus Books in Nashville and also the Nashville Jazz Workshop.


THE JUDDS “LAST ENCOUR TOUR” – REALITY TV SHOW ON OPRAH NETWORK (OWN)—featured on episode 2, “Hurricane Wynonna


NBC “THE VOICE” TV SHOW – The duo, Elenowen, Josh and Nicole.  Elenowen choses producer, Blake Shelton.  Signed with William Morris Agency.


RAELYNN gets signed with BIG MACHINE RECORDS and has Blake Shelton and Miranda her side as her gurus.  RaeLynn travels with Miranda and sings with her on stage. 


BBC Radio – “Simply Classics” – an interview with Ron Browning with a jazz piano improvisation on Bach’s Air On a G String


CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE – An article about Maestro Lorin Mazeel of the New York Philharmonic and Ron Browning, Nashville Voice Coach at Castleton Festival orchestra and opera camp in Castleton, Virginia.


RaeLynn does STAGE COACH with Miranda Lambert in Palm Dessert for a crowd of 150,000.


RaeLynn is brought back to THE VOICE December 11, 2012 for a Special Guest Appearance to sing her first single, “I Want Your Boyfriend.”


Decca Records in New York City signs Sierra Noble to a record deal and makes a Special Appearance on America’s Got Talent.


CBS--PARAMOUNT TV--Home Box Set DVD release for "Bad News Bears" – Ron’s song,  Cinderella Love, for the episode called "Birds, Bees, and Bears.”  Rad Daly (singer) was also a voice student.  Ron was also hired by Paramount to coach the Bears for the TV episode.


ALLISON KRAUS AND THE UNION STATION BAND – Weekly voice and performance coaching for RON BLOCK, Allison’s right hand man of over 20 years.  World famous musician—Banjo/guitar player, “hit” songwriter, backup vocalist.  Development of the RON BLOCK SHOW.


BB KING’S in NASHVILLE videoed and did a LIVE STREAM performance of High Heels and Sneakers one-hour non-stop show.


LIFETIME MENTOR AWARD—Presented to Ron from the Nashville Jazz Workshop for many years of teaching and for developing the vocal curriculum for the school.


NEW YORK CITY OPERA – Dominic Armstrong makes debut in A Quiet Place by Leonard Bernstein


LONDON OPERA HOUSE – Sarah Gabriel opens as Liza in MY FAIR LADY


HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN--Two Royal Command Performances – Sierra Noble


DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE Winner of Best Jazz Vocalist of 2011--Seth Weaver


TALK RADIO (WHIR)—WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ GOLDIE—Several interviews with Ron and many of his clients.  The station also plays Ron’s In a Sentimental Mood jazz piano album.


BON JOVI AND PAUL McCARTNEY – Sierra Noble opens for both artists.


Ron’s original song, Cinderella Love (written for Paramount TV in the early 80’s) is being re-recorded by the gifted and promising singer, Cole Curtsinger



Successful Recording and Songwriting Contracts


DECCA RECORDS (New York City)--Recording deal --Sierra Noble


ELEKTRA RECORDS (Los Angeles)--Recording deal--Gareth Dunlop


ELEKTRA RECORDS (Los Angeles)—Recording deal--Eva Holbrook of “Shel”


COLUMBIA RECORDS—Joanna Smith Recording deal and release of 3rd single.


WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY—NBC popular duo, Elenowen, signs with the William Morris Agency


UNIVERSAL/MERCURY RECORDS—Sought out and asked by marketing to scout for their next male recording artist


WARNER/CHAPEL Artist/writer deal for Nicole Gaylon


MORRAINE MUSIC GROUP (Nashville)--Artist/writer deal--Eva Holbrook





Successful Tours and Opening Acts


BON JOVI’s Opening Act–Sierra Noble


PAUL McCARTNEY’S Opening Act—Sierra Noble


RASCAL FLATTS TOUR--Andy Ross (MAXIMUCM ARCHERY TV Sportman Channel) signed to open 30 shows for Rascal Flatts


THE JUDD’S FINAL ENCOUR TOUR—27 cities starting in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


LITTLE BIG TOWN, RASCAL FLATTS, KELLY PICKLER—Mickie James makes her stage debut at Wildhorse Saloon and opens for these recording artists




TRAVIS TRITT and MARTY STUART—Andy Ross makes his stage debut by opening for both artists


CURB RECORDS ARTIST, Lee Brice writes with Andy Ross and sings with Andy on tour.


VANCOUVER OLYMPICS--Opening Ceremony for Olympics—Vancouver, BC—Sierra Noble


LILITH FAIR--Opened for Lilith Fair in Calgary—Sierra Noble


DAVIDSON BROTHERS--Andy Ross joins Nashville’s famous Davidson Brothers in concert.  Davidson Brothers sing backup vocals on Andy’s deput CD with Grammy-winning producer, Doug Grau (Little Texax).


JON CLEARY--Casey Wasner launches his singing career and opens for his idol, Jon Cleary, at the Old Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN.




Contest Winners




Winner of the VINA DEL MAR INTERNATIONAL SONG COMPETITION in Chile –- Sierra             Noble  Song:  Try Anything


Winner of the NEW YORK SONG CIRCLE  5th ANNUAL SONGWRITING CONTEST—Sierra             Noble


MISS ILLINOIS 2011 -- Miss Chicago wins 1st runner up Miss Illinois 2010—April Strong


MISS KY USA  2010 CROWN and Best Talent in New York City -  Kennedy Sarbharwal


Songs featured on the Hit CW TV Shows “One Tree Hill” and “Life Unexpected”—Sierra Noble



On Staff


CASTLETON FESTIVAL 2010, 2011, 2012 and on staff for 2013.  (VA) – an orchestra and opera camp directed by Maestro Lorin Maazel


NASHVILLE JAZZ WORKSHOP 2000 through 2011(TN) directed by Lori Mechem and Roger Spencer.  Ron has written and continues to develop the vocal curriculum at the school.


PLANET BLUE GRASS SONG SCHOOL 2007 through 2011 (CO) – a songwriting camp directed by Steven Szymanski 


BLUERIDGE SONG CAMP (VA) – directed by Paul Riesler


BELMONT UNIVERSITY -- Mentoring for Head of Commercial Music—Professor Henry Smily


STUDIO G – A voice and performance school and showcase venue directed by Goldie and Tom Vigneri



Producer and Director


PRODUCER—Donna Venardi’s Debut “Little Big Band” Jazz CD “I Thought About You” -- Nashville’s finest jazz musicians



ANDY ROSS Debut CD with Grammy-winner producer, Doug Grau

MICKIE JAMES Debut CD with Grammy-winner producer, Kent Wells. 

Voice production for Donna Venardi, J’Nae Fincannon , and 3 CD projects for Leslie Myers



            Jill Colucci (Grammy songwriter:  No One Else On Earth)

            Paul Reisler (founder of Kid Pan Alley)

            Ron Block (Allison Krauss’s Union Station Band)

            Amy Speace

            Sierra Noble

            Gareth Dunlop

            Black Berry Bush String Band

            Catherine Holder

            Lindsay George

            Scott Gray

            Kristin Cothan

            Ryan Myntz

            Donna Venardi

            J’Nae Fincannon

            Leslie Meyers





STUDIO G MUSICAL VARIETY SHOWS – Music, Comedy, and Dance (KY)


HIGH HEELS AND SNEAKERS – mounted and directed the musical variety show for Studio G Players


On-Going Projects


Private Voice and Performance Coaching

Skype Sessions – Voice and Songwriting Coaching

Songwriting Workshops

Voice and Performance Classes for the Nashville Jazz Workshop