Scott KemererInstructor


Contact Information

Cogswell 112


  • Applied Percussion
  • Percussion Ensemble


MM, Penn State University

BSEd, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Scott Kemerer maintains an active career in music, balancing teaching and performing throughout Western Pennsylvania. He serves as the IUP “The Legend” Marching Percussion Caption Head and is an assistant in instructing the IUP Percussion Ensemble. He maintains an active private percussion studio, and performs regularly, pushing new solo and chamber works in percussion repertoire as a performing artist and is a member of the Malleus Percussion Duo. He is currently on staff with the Indiana Area School District as an elementary music teacher. He received a B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as an honors student with a concentration in education and percussion performance. For his Graduate study, Scott received his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from The Pennsylvania State University through a Graduate Fellowship awarded by PSU’s College of Arts and Architecture and a teaching assistantship with the School of Music.

As an educator, he has worked with numerous public school competitive and non-competitive percussion programs and has given percussion clinics throughout Pennsylvania. For three years he was a performer and show captain with the stomp-like group “Trashtime”, produced by Alan Albert Agency based in New York City.

He has studied with Brian Tychinski, Dr. Gary Olmstead, Dr. Ronald Horner, Dr. Michael Kingan, Dan Armstrong, and Vic-Firth’s Gifford Howarth. Scott performs as a regular percussionist with the Altoona Symphony for over 18 years. His performance experience also includes: The Nittany Valley Symphony, The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, the Westmoreland Symphony, Keystone Wind Ensemble, Keystone Chamber Winds, and The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. Performances also include PASIC and PMEA conventions. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Program Group through the School of Music. Scott also brings unique experiences to the podium, having been a guest conductor through the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.