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MP3 Various Artists - Lift Every Voice & Sing

Gospel standards & traditional music sung by some of the best local artists & choirs.

9 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Traditional Gospel, GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel



Details:
RONALD A. FOSTER P.O. BOX 322 PARK STATION
PATERSON, N.J. 07543-0322 (973)278-5439
E-MAIL [email protected]://www.tradebit.com FAX: (973)569-3533

PROFESSION: MUSICIAN/TEACHER

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:

1963 - "ON THE JOB", " ON THE ROAD "
TRAINING WITH VARIOUS SECULAR AND
GOSPEL MUSICAL GROUPS. DIRECTOR &
ORGANIST FOR SEVERAL CHURCH CHOIRS
IN THE NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK AREAS.

1965 - MUSIC SPECIALIST WITH NEWARK
DAYCARE 100 PROGRAM 2 YEARS.

1967 - TEACHER/PERFORMER WITH VARIOUS
MUSICAL GROUPS IN METROPOLIAN AREA

1972 - 1975 TOURED WITH MUSICAL GROUP
''ECSTASY, PASSION & PAIN" AS
KEYBOARDIST/SINGER. PERFORMED AND
TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY THROUGHOUT
THE U.S.A. AND ABROAD
(SOUTH AFRICA, LONDON) WITH
THIS GROUP BEHIND SEVERAL TOP
10 BILLBOARD ACKNOWLEDGED HIT
RECORDS SUCH AS ''GOOD THINGS
DON''T LAST FOREVER",
"I WOULDN''T GIVE YOU UP"
"ASK ME" AND MANY OTHERS.
APPEARED ON TELEVISION &
RADIO SHOWS (MIKE DOUGLAS,
DON CORNELIUS SOUL TRAIN,
AND THE GEORGE WOODS DANCE
SHOW OUT OF PHILADELPHIA).
ALSO DID ACCUMULATIVE CONCERTS
ON THE STAGE WITH EARTH,
WIND & FIRE, KOOL & THE GANG,
TINA TURNER, DRIFTERS, O-JAYS,
STYLISTICS, BLUE MAGIC,
HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTES,
LABELLE AND MANY OTHER TOP 10
GROUPS IN THE 1970S. I WAS ALSO
SIGNED AS WRITER/PRODUCER/RECORDING
ARTIST/ARRANGER WITH ROULETTE RECORDS
(HOME LABEL OF ARTISTS SUCH AS
COUNT BASIE, BETTY CARTER AND
THE OLDER DOO-WOP GROUPS SUCH
AS FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEEN-AGERS).

1985 - MUSIC SPECIALIST NORTHSIDE
DAYCARE PATERSON, NJ
MINISTER OF MUSIC NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY
CHAPEL PATERSON, NJ
MINISTER OF CHURCH EDUCATION,
YOUTH DIRECTOR, CHOIR DIRECTOR
& ORGANIST AT NORTHSIDE CHAPEL
DURING THIS TIME ALSO.
1991 - TAUGHT K-8TH GRADES IN PAROCHIAL
& PUBLIC SCHOOLS 6 YEARS (MUSIC) N.J.
STATE CERTIFIED.
1998 - PRESENTLY, MINISTER OF
MUSIC/WORSHIP LEADER AT MADISON AVE.
CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, PATERSON,
NJ. ALSO CONDUCT A GOSPEL/JAZZ ENSEMBLE
THAT EMPLOYS MUSICIANS FROM THE LOCAL
COMMUNITY (COMPRISED OF PROFESSIONAL
& COLLEGE MUSICIANS)
ALL ARRANGEMENTS ARE ORCHESTRATED AND
WRITTEN IN SOME INSTANCES BY RON FOSTER
1999-APPEARED WITH MEL HOLDER
(GOSPEL SAXOPHONIST) OKINAWA JAPAN
EDUCATION:
1959 -HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PATERSON
CENTRAL HIGH
1960 - CERTIFICATE FROM RADIOMEN "A"
SCHOOL (COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS)
LICENSED IN RADIO MORSE CODE FROM THE
U.S. NAVY BAINBRIDGE MARYLAND.
SERVED IN THE U.S. NAVY 4 YEARS.
HONORABLY DISCHARGED WITH E-5 RANKING.
1985 - KEAN COLLEGE, 6 MONTHS COURSE
IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EARNING
4 CREDITS.
1986 - B.M. DEGREE (MUSIC EDUCATION)
DISTANCE ED.
1991- A.A.S. DEGREE EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY
COLLEGE PATERSON NJ
1992 -M.M.T. (MUSIC THERAPY) DISTANCE ED.
CURRENTLY WORKING ON P.H.D. (MUSIC EDUCATION)
1999 - COMPLETED COURSE AT REGENCY
UNIVERSITY VIRGINIA BEACH CERTIFIED
WITH CERTIFICATES FOR WORSHIP & PRAISE.

ACTIVITIES
1990 MEMBER OF NEWMAN CLUB AT PASSAIC
COUNTY COLLEGE (CHRISTIAN CLUB)
OPERATING MY OWN BUSINESS "RONFO MUSIC
& ART". RECORDING AND PRODUCING MY OWN
RECORDINGS AND ALSO WORKING WITH OTHER
LOCAL MUSICAL GROUPS. PERFORM WITH
GOSPEL/JAZZ ENSEMBLE (SOLO OR UP TO
15 PIECE ORCHESTRA).
MEMBER OF THE EOF COMMITTEE AT RAMAPO
COLLEGE
1999 TO PRESENT DJ WITH RADIO STATION
WPSC 88.7FM WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY,
SHOW IS CALLED ''RONFO'' GOSPEL/JAZZ
MORNING SHOW 6AM-9AM TUESDAY MORNINGS.

CONDUCTED, ARRANGED & TRANSCRIBED MUSIC
FOR THE R& B CLASSICS 70''s HOT SUMMER
JAM 2002, HELD AT THE WANG CENTER THEATER
IN BOSTON MASS. 24 PC. ORCHESTRA BEHIND
ISAAC HAYES, DELFONICS, MAIN INGREDIENT,
TAVARES, McFADDEN & WHITEHEAD. Other
groups performing were RAY, GOODMAN
& BROWN, BLACK IVORY, MANHATTANS,
WINSTONS, SOUL GENERATION, SKIP MAHONY & THE
CASUALS, EDDIE HOLMAN.
HONORS:
DEAN''S LIST PASSAIC COUNTY COLLEGE WITH
GPA 4.0.
MEMBER OF PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR FRATERNITY.
LISTED IN MARQUIS "WHO''S WHO IN RELIGION"
3RD EDITION.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER INSTRUMENTALIST CATEGORY
"GATEWAY TALENT SEARCH 1981.
CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT & MERIT FROM
AMERICAN SONGWRITER''S FESTIVAL&
HOLLYWOOD SONG JUBILEE.
RECEIVED AWARD FOR BEST SONG SCORE FROM
METRO MUSIC MINISTRIES PATERSON, NJ.
WINNER OF "NEW MUSIC SEARCH" BROADCAST
ON 970DJ WWDJ RADIO STATION HACKENSACK, NJ.
INSTRUMENTALIST WINNER WITH LEUKEMIA
SOCIETY COMPETITION.
PUBLISHED SONGWRITER BMI AFFILIATED WITH
SONGS IN THE HYMNAL "SONGS OF ZION

CAREER OBJECTIVE
TO FURTHER STUDIES IN CHILDREN''S EDUCATION,
GERIATRICS & MUSIC THERAPY. ALSO WANT TO
DEVELOP GOSPEL/JAZZ ORCHESTRA TO THE HIGHEST
PROFESSIONAL MINISTRY LEVEL SO WE CAN MINISTER
TO VARIOUS CHURCH, INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER
FUNCTIONS WITH THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF SKILL
& TALENT I CAN FIND.

REFERENCES:
PROFESSOR ELAINE HARRINGTON (PASSAIC COUNTY
COLLEGE ENGLISH & MATH DEPT.)
REV. STAN VANDER KLAY (FORMER PASTOR OF
NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY CHAPEL PATERSON, NJ)
MARY BALL (INSTRUCTOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
PASSAIC COUNTY COLLEGE)
REV. CHARLES ANCRUM (PASTOR GENESIS
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH NEW YORK)
REV. JOHN ALGERA (PASTOR MADISON AVE.
CRC PATERSON, NJ)

THIS IS A COMPILATION CD WITH VARIOUS
SOLO ARTISTS BACKED UP BY CHOIRS
"THE GARDEN STATE CHOIR NEW JERSEY CHAPTER''
& "ALL GOD''S CHILDREN" (COMMUNITY SINGING CHOIR)
BOTH FROM NEW JERSEY HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

NOW DECEASED REV. BARNEY ELAM LEADS ON THE VERY POPULAR "COME INTO THIS PLACE OH LORD",
REV. KENTON ROGERS LEADS ON "SO GOOD TO KNOW HIM",
RON FOSTER LEADS ON "CHILD OF THE KING" & TRIBUTE
FOR 1ST TIME SONGWRITER MRS. HARRIETT BRADLEY
(FROM RIDGEWOOD NEW JERSEY) PENNED "GOD IS THE
ANSWER", GENE THOMAS (OF RIDGEWOOD NEW JERSY)
LEADS ON HIS COMPOSITION "WON''T IT BE GRAND",
RON FOSTER LEADS ON HIS COMPOSITION "HOW LONG",
REV. GEORGE HANSARD LEADS ON THE COMPOSITION
"I''M COMING HOME" (MUSIC BY KEVIN FOSTER AND

WORDS BY RON FOSTER), NIETA ELLEN YOUNG
(OF PASSAIC NEW JERSEY)SINGS THE VERY
POPULAR "PRECIOUS LORD TAKE MY HAND".

THIS CD IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MY
MOTHER MRS. ETHEL A. FOSTER WHO WENT ON
TO GLORY RECENTLY. HER SPIRIT IS ALL WRAPPED
UP IN THIS PROJECT AND ONE OF THE GREATEST
LESSONS SHE TAUGHT ME AND THE REST OF HER
CHILDREN (AND FRIENDS) WAS
TO BE KIND TO EVERYONE WE COME IN CONTACT
WITH AND SHARE AS MUCH LOVE AS WE CAN TO
ONE ANOTHER WHILE WE''RE HERE "AMONG THE
LIVING" GIVE THOSE FLOWERS WHILE WE ARE
HERE (WHICH WILL BE THE NAME OF MY NEXT
SOLO PROJECT REGARDING RECORDING).

ALL THE ABOVE ARTISTS (WITH EXCEPTION OF
REV. BARNEY ELAM) ARE RECORDING THEIR OWN
PROJECTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND LINKS TO
THEM CAN BE FOUND THROUGH RON FOSTER AT
ABOVE ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS.

IN HIS SERVICE
RON FOSTER (RONFO)

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