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Ron Warren, flute

Ron Warren is an Echota Cherokee musician, currently based near Orlando, Florida.  An accomplished and innovative Native American flute player, he is also an award winning composer/songwriter as well as an experienced and highly respected music educator. 

Ron’s recordings have consistently received critical acclaim and have been honored with numerous Native American Music Award nominations. He has received additional support for his work from the National Museum of the American Indian, the Music Omi Foundation and the First Nations Composers Initiative. His music has been featured on NPR, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Pacifica Radio, and many other media outlets and has been used in several documentary films including “Labyrinth Journeys” by Cintia Cabib and a series on Native Repatriation issues produced by the Smithsonian Institute.

In his current work, Ron continues on his chosen path of creating new music for Native Flute that expands the musical language of the instrument while remaining firmly in touch with traditional native musical structures and practices. Recent highlights have included serving as Alumnus Artist in Residence at Music Omi in New York, performing at a special event for Congressional Medal of Honor winners and their families hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian, being a soloist at a festival of music by Philip Glass at the Lied Center in Lincoln, Nebraska and being featured by Peruvian musician/ethnomusicologist Efraín Rozas on his acclaimed radio program, “La Vuelta al dia in 80 mundos”.