Welcome to the Ralph Ford Music website. As a composer, arranger, conductor, and clinician, I enjoy working in a myriad of musical genres, styles, and forms. Please take a few minutes to explore the website and listen to my compositions and arrangements for orchestra, symphonic and concert band, jazz ensemble, commercial media, and marching band. With a wide variety of professional and educational experiences, it is my belief that I bring a unique personality to working with professional and student musicians. In the blog section, you’ll find some of my tools, tips, techniques, and other resources.
What I Do
CompositionsOriginal compositions are available for concert band and orchestra (full and string), and jazz ensemble ranging from very easy to the advanced professional. Contact Us
ArrangementsArrangements are available for a wide variety of tunes at all grade levels for concert band, full/string orchestra, jazz ensemble, and marching band. Contact Us
Media Music/Voice-oversRalph composes original music for film, TV, and other forms of media as well as recording voice overs. Contact us to learn more. Contact Us
Guest Conducting/Clinic WorkshopsRalph is available as a guest conductor or clinician for various ensembles, grade levels, or workshops. Contact us to learn more. Contact Us
Latest From The Blog
Objectives: 1. Learn to create simple, effective solutions for the rhythm section. 2. Discussion of methods for...
Overview: This blog will provide basic information on how to record, produce, and promote your school ensemble(s)....
Over the past year, I have presented a clinic at state, district, and university conferences discussing my thoughts about the process of creating music for beginning and developing players.
“Some people don’t like scat singing!” This was a phone-in remark from a listener to the weekend big band jazz show I hosted on a local radio station many years ago.