Arranger, Producer and Conductor Ronn Huff Passes

Musician, composer and arranger Ronn Huff died March 18. To honor his life, a service will be held at 2 p.m. on April 7 in Wightman Chapel at Scarritt Bennett in Nashville, with a time of visitation beginning at 1 p.m.

In 1973, Huff arranged and recorded Alleluia, A Praise Gathering which became the first Christian music recording to receive and RIAA Gold Album certification. He was the producer and principal conductor for the Nashville Symphony from 1994 until 2002. In 2005, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. His arrangements can be heard on recordings by Faith Hill, Amy Grant, Celine Dion, Jewel, Martina McBride, Alison Krauss, Sandi Patty, Keith Urban, George Strait, Clint Black and Boston Pops. In 2011, he received the Golden Baton Award from the Nashville Symphony.

Huff was also a founding member of the Friends of the Arts at Belmont Board, whose members support the College of Visual and Performing Arts. In 2005, the Ronn and Donna Huff Endowed Scholarship was created to support a Belmont Music student majoring in Composition and Arranging.

Huff is the father of musicians/songwriters/producers Dann Huff and David Huff, and their brother Ronn Huff II.

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