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. 

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    With Reed Thomas, Nigel Clark, and Joseph Chung

  • NJMEA

    With Chris Bernotas and Robert Sheldon, NJMEA

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    Man of Steel Performance

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    With Doug Macaulay and the O’ahu Bandmasters

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    Conducting Whistler Festival Mass Band

What I Do

  • Compositions

    Original compositions are available for concert band and orchestra (full and string), and jazz ensemble ranging from very easy to the advanced professional.
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  • Arrangements

    Arrangements are available for a wide variety of tunes at all grade levels for concert band, full/string orchestra, jazz ensemble, and marching band.
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  • Media Music/Voice-overs

    Ralph composes original music for film, TV, and other forms of media as well as recording voice overs. Contact us to learn more.
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  • Guest Conducting/Clinic Workshops

    Ralph is available as a guest conductor or clinician for various ensembles, grade levels, or workshops. Contact us to learn more.
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Latest Publications

  • Orchestra

    Full Orchestra

  • Concert Band

    Concert Band

  • Jazz Ensemble

    Jazz Ensemble

  • Marching Band

    Marching Band

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