Maryanne Amacher, composer, fellow student of Ron's studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen.
"A classmate from Karlheinz
course, composer Maryanne Amacher (thumbnail, right), had gone to Champaigne-Urbana,
Illinois, and was writing to me enthusiastically about the phenomenal
musicians there, the electronic music studio, and the big festival of
contemporary music going on. She urged me to come out and I did."