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Ron Horner

Ron HornerAssistant Professor

Percussion

Contact Information

Cogswell Hall 110

rhorner@iup.edu

724-357-2065

Courses

Applied Percussion

Class Percussion

Introduction to Music

Degrees

DMA, West Virginia University

Artist Diploma, Duquesne University

MM, Duquesne University

BSEd, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Biography

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 include Elden “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.

 

  • Music Department
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 103
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
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  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.