OLM Instrumental Music Program

Band Directors

KATHRYN HOLLOWELL, Saxophonist / Clarinetist


Bachelor of Music in Music Education, University of Rhode Island
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Rhode Island
Minor: Japanese Language, University of Rhode Island

Kathryn is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Music Education and Psychology. She is primarily a saxophonist with a strong woodwind background. She has studied conducting with Dr. Gene Pollart at URI and has conducted multiple pieces with the URI Wind Ensemble. Kathryn is a member of the Rhode Island Recording Ensemble and has performed with two URI saxophone quartets as part of the College Quartet Series at the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium in 2015 and 2018. She has also participated in the Jamaica Field Service Project (summer of 2017), providing music instruction in many rural schools. Kathryn is excited to be part of the OLM community and is dedicated to the continued growth of our program.

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JACK RAMETTA, Pianist / Composer / Program Administrator


Bachelor of Music Composition, Berklee College of Music
Master of Music (Music Composition Focus), University of Rhode Island

Studied music composition & production techniques at the Berklee College of Music, as well as gaining hands-on techniques at two New York studios. A Rhode Island studio owner for 30 years, Jack designed and directed the construction of 5 state-of-the-art audio facilities. He produced and engineered countless music and broadcast projects for local & national radio, TV and corporate use. A privately-trained and accomplished musical arranger since middle school, Jack performed and composed original songs for a musical group signed by Arista Records in 1978. He created musical compositions for countless broadcast and corporate projects from 1981 to present; adapted and created arrangements for elementary and middle school bands at OLM from 2001 to present; and currently designs their music curriculum.

Career Accomplishments

In the late 70’s, a recording Artist, Arista Records- Collected works of original songs for Arista Records;
1981 to present, the owner and president of StarTrak Studios, Inc.;
Composed and produced RI 350th Anniversary film score;
Composed and produced hundreds of custom musical scores for clients such as Swarovski, CVS, Xerox, Gulf Oil, American Power Conversion, The United Way, Metlife, Days Inn, Fisher-Price and the Lifetime Network;
Composed and produced custom musical station ID packages for WLNE, WBZ, WPRI, KXAS, WTNH, WTIC, WBRZ, WCIS and WAVY;
Composed and produced documentary-style musical scores for Commonwealth Films and the Longyear Museum.

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