Theatre and Dance

Ron Hellems

Instructor

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AC 306   Phone: 765-285-8740  

Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Additional Information:
Teaching Areas: Musical Theatre, Voice
Full Time contract faculty
Date of Hire: August 2011

Biography:
Ron Hellems is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, Musical Theatre Division. His assignments include Basic Musicianship, Sight-Singing, Music Theater Ensemble, Singing for Non-MTO’s, and Advanced Musical Theater Repertoire

As an educator and administrator, Mr. Hellems served a twenty-three year tenure as Director of Vocal Music, and Chairman of the Performing Arts Department at Carmel High School, in Carmel, IN. While at Carmel High School, Mr. Hellems directed the school’s nationally known show choir THE AMBASSADORS, and administered a department of thirteen full-time staff members, and over 1500 performing arts students. As a director & choreographer, he produced and staged twenty-five Broadway musicals, countless concerts, musical revues, and show choir competition shows.

Mr. Hellems has devoted over three decades to the development, improvement, and promotion of Show Choir throughout the United States. As an educator, administrator, director, choreographer, adjudicator, and clinician, he has remained a respected leader in the field, and in demand as an independent consultant. In 1986, he joined forces with Keynote Arts Associates, and was the contest creator & co-founder, artistic director, and evaluation administrator for the SHOWSTOPPERS National Show Choir Competition. In addition, Ron has been a clinician at many show choir camps & clinics, including the American Choral Director’s Association national convention, and Show Choir Camps of America.

Following his teaching career, Mr. Hellems served as the President of Rivar’s, Inc. (1999-2009) an Indiana-based company, which provides high-quality performance apparel for high school and college music groups throughout the United States and Canada.

Ron earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education from Indiana State University, and is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, MENC, and The American Choral Director’s Association.

Course Schedule
  • Course
    Course
    No.
    No.
    Section
    Section
    Time
    Time
    Days
    Days
    Location
    Location
  • Course
    Basic Musicianship 1
    No.
    270
    Section
    1
    Section
    0900-0950
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AC 004
  • Course
    Basic Musicianship 1
    No.
    270
    Section
    2
    Section
    1000-1050
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AC 004
  • Course
    Basic Musicianship 1
    No.
    270
    Section
    800
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Basic Musicianship 1
    No.
    270L
    Section
    800
    Section
    0800-0850
    Days
    F
    Location
    MU 211
  • Course
    Voice Lesson
    No.
    328
    Section
    5
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Voice Lesson
    No.
    328L
    Section
    5
    Section
    1600-1800
    Days
    W
    Location
    AR 217
Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8740
Fax: 765-285-4030
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