Ron F. Schermerhorn III is currently the Director of Percussion Studies at South Texas College. He teaches Music Appreciation, Percussion Ensemble, and Private 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, Surround Indoor Percussion, UT Arlington PAS Drumline and performed with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and The Valley Symphony Orchestra.
In 2003, was awarded 2nd place in the College Snare Competition at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2006, he was awarded 1st place in the College Timpani Competition in Austin during the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Mr. Schermerhorn has also been a featured soloist with The University of Texas at Arlington Wind Ensemble, performing the Rosauro Marimba Concerto and has attended the Leigh Stevens Marimba Seminar, the Bob Becker Ragtime Institute and The Aspen Music Festival and School.