Dr. Ryan Scherber, who has served as Full-Time Lecturer in the Department of Music since 2014 and as Interim Director of Bands since 2016, will be appointed Assistant Professor in Music Education and Director of Bands, effective July 1, 2017. During his time at CWRU, Scherber has taught courses in music education, supervised student teachers, and directed the Spartan Marching Band and CWRU Symphonic Winds. His research interests include pitch perception/intonation, teaching in diverse contexts, community music, and teacher effectiveness. In his new role, he will continue to teach in the music education program and direct Symphonic Winds. Scherber holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and the Master of Music and Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University.