GROSSE POINTE COMMUNITY CHORUS
OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
GRACE FENTON is serving as interim music director in Spring 2023.
RON PIETRANTONI started out playing classical piano, including studying with then-principal Detroit Symphony Orchestra pianist Mischa Kottler at Wayne State University. In junior high, Ron discovered rock music and as a freshman in high school he was introduced to his first synthesizer.
For over three decades, Ron has played keyboards in a variety of settings:
as a choral accompanist with the Don Large Singers, and the Center Line, Chippewa Valley, Grosse Pointe South, Royal Oak Kimball and Warren Woods-Tower high schools
in pit orchestras
in local club bands including Charuba and The Sun Messengers
for wedding ceremonies and receptions
at Joe Jouis Arena for the Detroit Red Wings and
leading an 800-voice Gospel choir in worship for Detroit's 300th birthday celebration.
He has played bass for Starlight Theater, Warren Civic Theater, and Macomb County Community Chorus, and he has done drumming at Grace Community Church.
Ron has worked for a number of local schools as an arranger and synthesizer programmer and is currently the Instrumental Music Coordinator at Grace Community Church in Detroit. Ron lives in Detroit with Carol, his wife of over 25 years, and a menagerie of improbably named dogs.