Musicians Institute Internal Announcement dated October 17, 2019.

Promotion – Dean of Compliance and Assessment

Musicians Institute is pleased to announce the promotion of Ron Dziubla to the role of Dean of Compliance and Assessment, effective immediately!

In this role, Ron will guide the college in its efforts in the areas of compliance and assessment in service of the college’s goals and mission.

In addition to interfacing with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) as MI’s Institutional Representative and with other accrediting bodies, Ron will continue to oversee the vocational programs (AA/Cert) of the School of Performance, Common Course Department, and Horn Program development, albeit with unprecedented instructor support in administrative activities for those departments.

Ron began his career at Musicians Institute in 2010 as an All-MI faculty member teaching Harmony Theory and Ear Training. He was promoted to All-MI Coordinator in 2012, to Program Chair of the Common Course Department in 2014, and to Associate Dean of Performance Studies in 2017.

Ron earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Miami, FL and a Master of Arts degree in Education from California State University, Los Angeles.  As a saxophonist, Ron has performed and/or recorded with the likes of Duane Eddy, Joe Bonamassa, Los Straitjackets, Royal Crown Revue, Joe Perry, Waddy Wachtel, John Mayall, Adrian Belew, Todd Rundgren, George Benson, Robert Cray, Christina Aguilera, LeAnn Rimes and many more.  Ron can be seen and heard on the live Joe Bonamassa concert recordings, AmsterdamMuddy Wolf at Red Rocks and Live at the Greek Theater.  He was Duane Eddy’s featured saxophone soloist on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member’s first studio recording in 30 years, Road Trip.  A specialist in rock saxophone, his musical versatility has been proven in his tours and recordings playing saxophone, guitar, and keyboards with artists such as Ricky Martin, Chayanne, and Franco de Vita.  Ron is featured on the Ricky Martin live concert recordings, MTV Unplugged and Live Black and White Tour.  Also an independent saxophone artist and composer, Ron has released four albums to date, including the RipCat Records disc Nasty Habit.  Vintage Guitar magazine’s Dan Forte said of Ron Dziubla in a review of his record Some Strange Blues, “If this were Vintage Saxophone Magazine, it would only be a matter of time before he graced the cover.”

Please join us in congratulating Ron on his promotion!

Not content with tours and LA recording sessions alone, Ron also lives the academic life, serving as the Associate Dean of the School of Performance Studies at the world famous Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.  He has served a professional life in both academia and music performance since 2010.

Ron is a college administrator with a fervency for learning, leadership, artistry, and assessment.  He’s adept at inspiring faculty to become their very best in guiding students toward living the lives they are meant to live.

With a commitment to the continual improvement of programs combined with transparent and ethical administration, Ron Dziubla leads the Associates, Certificate, and Non-Credit in Performance Programs at Musicians Institute into the future.

Associate Dean, School of Performance Studies. Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.



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Musicians Institute’s Administration and Instructional Technology Team at the D2L Connection Event at Cal State Long Beach, November 2018.  L-R: Ron Dziubla (Associate Dean of Performance Studies), Danielle Sassman (Director of Compliance), Jonathan Newkirk (Dean of Industry Studies), Marc Prado (LMS Administrator), Keita Akutsu (Instructor), Elisa Stewart (D2L) Jesse Akins (MI Online), and Pavel Grigoryants (Programmer/Analyst).


MI Program Chairs at APME conference at USC June 20 2014
Musicians Institute’s Academic Team presenting at the Association of Popular Music Education Annual Conference at the University of Southern California, June 2014. L-R: Stacy Turner, Stig Mathisen, Rachel Yoon, Maurice Verloop, Debra Byrd, Ron Dziubla, and Jonathan Newkirk.