University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Randall Ruback

Randall RubackAssociate Lecturer, Trombone
Graduate Certificate in Performance Northwestern University
MM (performance) Northwestern University
BM (performance) Mannes College of Music

Randall Scott Ruback has performed as principal trombone with the (RAI) Italian Radio and Television Orchestra of Rome; the Opera House "Giuseppe Verdi" in Trieste, Italy; and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in Israel, among others. A soloist on West German Radio, he has recorded for Israel television, the Eurovision Song Contest, film, and disk, and is a prize-winning composer and conductor. Other performances include the Hungarian Opera; Pennsylvania Ballet; Orchestra of Ancient Music, Rome; and the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds. He has performed under the batons of Leonard Bernstein, Simeon Bychkov, Sergiu Commissiona, Erich Leinsdorf, Krzysztof Penderecki, Gerard Schwartz, Herbert Blomstedt, Kent Montgomery, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Margaret Hillis, among others. In Wisconsin, he has performed with the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Skylight Opera. His work in jazz and popular music includes performances with Slide Hampton's World of Trombones; the Bill Porter, Marvin Hamlisch, and Guy Lombardo Orchestras; artists from Motown, national touring groups, and entertainers. He has taught at universities, and educational institutions of every level. His students (both high and low brass) have achieved national recognition, including performance in US military bands, orchestras, and faculty appointments at major universities. In addition, his studio has produced five UWAY concerto winners. A published writer, he currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he teaches the entire range of brass instruments, conducts workshops, performs, and composes.