Ron F. Schermerhorn III is currently the Percussion Instructor at South Texas College.
He teaches courses in Music Appreciation, Percussion Ensemble, STC Drumline and Applied Percussion. Mr. Schermerhorn earned a Bachelor of Music from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Music from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Percussion Performance.
As a performer Mr. Schermerhorn has been a member of the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, Americanos Drum and Bugle Corps, UT-Arlington PASIC Drumline, and The Surround Sound Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Orchestra Membership has included: Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Mr. Schermerhorn performs as a full time member of The Valley Symphony Orchestra and is the Battery Arranger/Instructor for the WGI – Timbre Indoor Percussion Ensemble.
In 2006 he was awarded 1st place in the College Timpani Competition at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention held in Austin, Texas and in 2003 was awarded 2nd place in the College Snare Competition at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Schermerhorn has also been a featured soloist with The University of Texas at Arlington Wind Ensemble, performing the Rosauro Marimba Concerto. He has attended the Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Seminar, the Bob Becker Ragtime Institute, The Aspen Music Festival and School & The Study Abroad Program in Bali, Indonesia (Gamelan) in conjunction with the Center for World Music in San Diego, California.