Renť Mario Ramos
Renť Ramos is Associate Professor of Music History and Theory at La Sierra University, where he has been since 1983. A native of Peru, Ramos graduated with a degree in piano pedagogy from the Nacional de Musica of Buenos Aires in 1969.
He subsequently completed a masterís degree at Andrews University in 1973 and, in 1998, a Ph.D. in musicology at Indiana University. His dissertation was titled The Symphonies of Gaetano Brunetti (1744-1798). He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda.
Ramos taught at Universidad Adventista del Plata in Argentina, where he served as head of the music department for three years; at Andrews University; and as a graduate assistant Instructor at IU. He received the LSU Distinguished Teaching Award at the school's commencement service in 2001. A demanding and popular teacher, Ramos was cited for his rapport with the students, innovative teaching, mentoring, and consistently high student evaluations.
Sources: Information provided by Renť Ramos; biography at the La Sierra University music department website (20013); The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 13 January 1973; Winter/Spring IAMA Notes, 22.