Priser og utmerkelser
Rasmussen successfully participated at the competitions for choral conductors in Bologna, Italy (2001) and received 1. prize ("1.editione Concorso Internazionale Direttore de Coro, Mariele Ventre") and was awarded the Albo d’oro award from Fondazione Mariele Ventre, Bologna, Italy (2004).
In 2007 Ragnar Rasmussen was awarded the Tromso University College Honorary Research Prize. In January 2008 he received the prestigious Northern Lights Prize for the creative artistic leadership of the choirs Mimas and Vokal Nord, his international teaching activities and for the promotion of Norwegian culture abroad and in December 2008 he was awardedthe Honorary Prize of The Town of Tromso for his extraordinary artistic achievements, his contribution to artistic enjoyment among his fellow citizens and his contributions to positive profiling of his home town. In December 2009 Norwegian Choral Association awarded him the Norwegian Choir Prize 2009 for his dedicated work at all levels in his homeland`s choral life.