Ran Whitley is Professor of Music at Campbell University where he also holds the Alma Dark Howard Endowed Chair. He has over 35 years of experience in music including public school teaching, theory instruction, teacher education, church music ministry and professional jazz performance. Ran holds the DM degree in music ministry, the PhD in music education and Master Level Certification in Orff-Schulwerk. Ran travels frequently throughout the United States and the world teaching children and conducting Orff workshops. Ran is married to Donna with five children as well as grandchildren.