|Music Department Faculty|
Ron Horner, D.M.A.
Ron Horner, is an Assistant Professor of Music (Adjunct) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He received a Bachelor of Science
degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a
Master of Music degree in Performance and an Artist Diploma from Duquesne
University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from West Virginia University. His primary teachers
“Buster” Bailey, Roland Kohloff, Stanley Leonard,
and Gary Olmstead. A
member of Pi Kappa Lambda National
Music Honor Society, he has received numerous academic and professional
awards, including membership in Who’s
Who in America. He is an active
participant in the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, the American Society of
Composers, Authors, and Publishers, and the Percussive Arts Society. His performing experience
includes former membership in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and regular
performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under conductors including
Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, and Georg Solti.
Additionally, he is currently
serving as Principal Timpanist of the Johnstown and Westmoreland Symphony
Orchestras in Pennsylvania, and is timpanist for the acclaimed Keystone Wind Ensemble. He has recorded on the
Deutsche Grammofon, London/Decca, CBS Masterworks, and Citadel labels. Dr. Horner is a clinician
for the Ludwig/Musser division of Selmer Industries, and is the author of the
timpani method book The Tuneful Timpanist.