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Ronald Nice was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. His grandfather provided him with his first organ. Not long thereafter, Ron was playing the organ at his home church, Trinity Lutheran, at the contemporary youth services. Then he discovered the world of classical music. His music lessons began in middle school and continued while in high school at the Valley Forge National Cathedral. In his spare time, he was in The Sandpipers, a band that played current hits in the Atlantic City area. Ron prefers the classics, however.
Ron graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with his bachelor’s degree in Music and Music Education. He studied organ with Dr. Earl Ness and Dr. Alexander McCurdy. He served in the military at Fort Dix, then continued postgraduate education at The University of Florida, studying organ with Dr. Willis Bodine and obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree. Another degree came from Indiana University where he studied organ with Dr. Larry Smith. While at Indiana, he was Director of Music and Organist at Friedens United Church of Christ in Indianapolis.
After moving south, Ron served as organist at Albemarle Presbyterian Church, as Music Director at St. John Neumann Catholic Church and as organist of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. Ron came to historic Providence Presbyterian in 2005.
Ron is a member of the American Guild of Organists and Phi Mu Alpha, an honorary music fraternity. He is a long-time supporter of Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous through his work at the Samuel Billings Center here in Charlotte. Ron’s interests outside of music include coin collecting, model railroading, and his cat, Lydia.
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