Manasota Theatre Organ Society

Manasota Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society

Performance Venue:
The Classical Academy Auditorium 8000 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota FL.

Ron Carter

Ron Carter is a sought after theatre organ concert and silent film accompanist playing in theaters throughout the southeast. He is the theatre organ consultant for Allen Organ Studios of Atlanta. He is also the house organist for both the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta Ga, and the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, Ga. He has been a member of the Strand Theatre Board of Trustees since its inception 14 years ago having served as Board Secretary for 13 of those years. He is past Chairman of the Board for Marietta’s Pops Orchestra, Symphony on the Square.

Ron is also the former President of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society and a recipient of its 2009 Life Time Achievement Award, the American Theatre Organ Society’s 2009 Honorary Member award, and was recognized by the Cobb County Ga. Cultural Arts Board as Cobb’s 2010 Outstanding Instrumentalist.

Ron has served five churches in a part time capacity as organist/Choir Director for over 40 years and is currently part of a team of organists who play for worship services at Marietta First Baptist Church.

He is a retired Commander of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after serving 38 years in public law enforcement.

Ron and his lovely wife of 50 years, Donna, live in Marietta, Georgia and have one son, John, daughter-in-law Julie and two precious grand children, Abby and Jake!


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