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 Misha Kottler at Wayne State University. In middle school he
discovered rock music and as a freshman in high school was
introduced to his first synthesizer.
For nearly four decades, Ron has played keyboards in a variety
of settings: as a choral accompanist (Don Large Singers; Center
Line, Chippewa Valley, and Royal Oak Kimball high school choirs),
in pit orchestras (Birmingham Village Players, Grosse Pointe
Theater, Nicely Theatre, On Our Own Productions and
Stagecrafters, among others), in local club bands (including Cancel
Monday, Charuba, DTour Band, Exit Strategy and the Sun
Messengers), for wedding ceremonies and receptions, at Joe Louis
Arena for the Detroit Red Wings, and even leading an 800-voice
Gospel choir in worship for Detroit’s 300th birthday celebration. He
was recently music director for Bye Bye Birdie at Riverbank Theatre
and Bright Star at Avon Players.
Ron is currently the Music Coordinator at Grace Community
Church in Detroit and accompanist for the Grosse Pointe
Community Chorus, Encore Men’s Chorus, Senior Men’s Club of
Grosse Pointe and Warren Woods-Tower high school. Ron lives in
Detroit with his wife, Carol, their dog Buttercup and cat Tiramisu.