Instructor of Music; Director of Music Technology
Office: First Free Methodist Church
Education: BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1979. At SPU since 2002.
Ronald Haight began his time at SPU as a student in 1974. As a student, he was the archive-recording engineer for the Music Department. He began teaching high school music at Inglemoor High School in 1980 and then moved to Woodinville High School in 1984. Both schools are a part of the Northshore School District in Washington.
During this time he joined the Seattle Chamber Singers under the direction of George Shangrow and later became their production manager, as well as assistant conductor of the choir, and Orchestra Seattle. He still is active with them in the role of substitute conductor. In 1991, he became director of music at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, where he directs the choirs, oversees worship and technology, and assists with the worship services. In 1992, Mr. Haight was asked to direct the Seattle Pacific University Wind Ensemble, and he has built the group over a nine-year period. In 2000, he took over the advanced Music Technology courses, and in 2012 became director of music technology for the Music Department.
Mr. Haight has built a recording business the last 15 years and has recorded many of Seattle’s classical groups and artists, including Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers, The Early Music Guild, Seattle Children’s Chorus, Mirinesse Women’s Choir, Seattle Young Artists, and Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. He has engineered and produced compact discs for Brian Chin, Seattle Trumpet Consort, and SPU Concert Choir.
Why I Teach at SPU
Ronald Haight, Director of Music Technology
"I enjoy teaching at SPU because of the students, who let me express my passion and are willing to share their passions with me. It creates an atmosphere where creating, recreating, and sharing music come alive and reflect God the great creator."