Ronald Kerber
Associate Dean of CPA
BM, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts

Ron Kerber has been one of Philadelphia’s first-call musicians for over two decades, with a career that has crossed genres and styles. He was formerly saxophonist, composer and producer for Blue Note recording artists Pieces of a Dream. He has also recorded with Jimmy Bruno, Phil Woods, Gerald Veasley, Jim Ridl, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, Lou Rawls and Teddy Pendergrass among others. He has toured with Burt Bacharach, Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, and performed with Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Tony Bennett, Manhattan Transfer, Randy Brecker, Michael Buble, Jane Monheit, New York Voices, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations and Johnny Mathis, to name a few.

Ron has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, the Royal Ballet and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He is a member of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and has played in the orchestras of the Forrest, Walnut Street, Prince and Merriam Theaters.

Ron heads the division of Performance Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he is also Chair of the Saxophone department. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and as President of the Philadelphia Chapter. He continues to be active in the Grammy process, serving on several committees for the Academy.

Ron’s most recent CD, "Round in Circles," is available at


Class Schedule, Fall 2015

T03:00PM - 03:50PMMusic Pedagogy II - Improv.
T,F10:00AM - 11:20AMMusicianship I
T,F08:30AM - 09:50AMMusicianship I
- Major Lessons - Instrumental

Contact Info

Office: Terra Hall 717B
Tel: 215-717-6156
Fax: 215-717-6128