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   Professor of Music Emeritus of the School of Music at Arizona State University, Ralph Lockwood served as the Director of Student Chamber Music at Arizona State University for many years.  Hornist in the Faculty Gammage Wind Quintet, the Del Sol Brass Quintet, and the Southwest Brass Quintet, he was also an active collaborative pianist, accompanying  finalists in auditions for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. In the Phoenix Symphony he performed in a number of capacities, as horn player, harpsichordist, organist, and orchestral pianist. A founding member of the Phoenix-based  BACH WEST, he also founded the Chamber Music series at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he was principal horn for over twenty summer seasons.  A native of Cleveland, he studied at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, both horn and piano.  After a summer at Tanglewood, he was awarded a full scholarship to the New England Conservatory in Boston. After winning an  audition in Mrs. Leventritt's Park Avenue Apartment, he became part of the innovative Music In Maine Project [the brainchild of the late Richard Kapp], performing over five hundred concerts in two years with the brass and woodwind quintets, and the Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Paul Vermel.     Doctoral studies at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied piano with Santos Ojeda, horn with Michael Hatfield, and conducting with Erich Kunzel, were interrupted by the invitation to become Associate Director of the Eastern Music Festival.   In 1975 Professor Lockwood was granted a leave from ASU to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra, after auditioning for Lorin Maazel.  While in Cleveland he made a recording of Horn Trios by Antonin Reicha for Musical Heritage Society, and in 1980 recorded an album of Twentieth Century Music for Horn and Organ, with the organist Melanie Ninnemann in Gammage Auditorium.

   In 1991 he was a visiting Professor of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory, and  there, founded the Oberlin Horn Consort.

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