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Ronald Lynn Shroyer is an American composer, music educator, conductor, flautist and tenor saxophonist. He is a son of John Wesley Shroyer and Esther Hope Shroyer. He studied at Northeast Missouri State University and Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. In 1963 he obtained a Bachelor of Science. Then he studied at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, Missouri there in 1967 he earned his Master of Arts. He continued his studies at the Music Conservatory at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in Kansas City, Missouri and promoted there to Doctor of Musical Arts in composition and music theory in 1975.

Since 1976 he has taught at the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University (CMU), Fayette, Missouri, also serving as the Dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music and director of the department Fine and Performing Arts until his retirement in 2010. He now serves as Professor Emeritus in Music, and as an adjunct woodwind instructor. Shroyer, as a composer, writes for different genres, but especially for wind bands.

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