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Dr. Ryan Scherber

Dr. Ryan V. Scherber is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands at Case Western Reserve University.  His duties include teaching music education coursework at the undergraduate and graduate level, field observations of student teachers, and oversight of the CWRU Bands program.  In addition to his duties with CWRU, Dr. Scherber serves as distance learning ensemble clinician for the Cleveland Institute of Music as well as Assistant Director of the Florida State University Summer Music Camps.  Scherber holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music as well as the Master of Music and Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University. Prior to his appointment at CWRU, Dr. Scherber taught music courses at the elementary, middle, and high school level within the Southeastern Local District in South Charleston, Ohio. 

Dr. Scherber’s research interests include pitch perception, teaching in rural contexts, and teacher effectiveness.  His publications have appeared in the Journal of Band Research, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and the Florida Music Director and he has presented research at state, regional and national venues including the NAfME Biennial National Conference, Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, NAfME Northwest Regional Conference, Ohio Music Educators Association Conference, and the Texas Music Educators Association Conference.


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