Prof. Rodney Berry

Rodney Berry
First Name: 
Prof. Rodney
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Main Title: 
Adjunct Instructor of Music History and Jazz Studies
Office Location: 
Room 458, Broyhill Music Center
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Mr. Berry joined the faculty of ASU in 1999 after a 30 year career as a professional musician. (Woodwinds)


  • BS from Marshall University, MM Appalachian State University, Creative Motion Workshop

Studied With:

  • Clarinet with Thomas O'Connell, Marshall University, 4 years
  • Saxophone with Dr. Robert Clark, Marshall University, 1 year
  • Clarinet with Norman Baker, Principal Clarinet Atlanta Symphony, 2 years
  • Bass Clarinet with Dr. Phillip Rehfeldt, Univ. of Redlands, Redlands, CA - 2 years
  • Flute with Dr. Threse Wacker, Indiana University PA.
  • Saxophone with Mr. Frank Chase, NBC Symphony Orchestra - 5 years
  • Saxophone with Dr. William A Gora, ASU -2 years
  • Flute with Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, ASU – 1 year
  • Clarinet with Dr. Douglass Miller, ASU—1 year


Air Force Band, Freelance Musician/Audio Reinforcement Los Angeles, House band at: Palm Springs Hilton, Palm Springs Marriott, Beverly Hills Ritz Carlton. Ray Charles, Lou Rawles, Vic Damone, Gladys Knight, Frankie Lane, Diana Ross, Clark Terry, Phil Wilson, Arturo Sandoval, Al Vuzzitti, George Matthew's Great London Circus Band Member of Johnny Long Orchestra, Bob Crosby and the Bob Cat, The Inland Empire Saxophone Quartet. San Bernadino Light Opera

Show Credits:

Carrousel, Man of La Mancha, 1776, Damn Yankees, Music Man, West Side Story, Stop the World I Want to Get Off, Gypsy, The Grass Harp, Sound of Music, Music Man and many others.

Guest Lecturer:

  • Appalachian Clarinet Retreat
  • University of Tenn.; Saxophone symposium
  • Atlanta Clarinet Society
  • World Clarinet Congress
  • Music Industry Class, Appalachian State University
  • University of Tenn. Saxophone Symposium
  • North Carolina School of the Arts

Teaching Experience:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Cannon Music Camp
  • Summer Festival of Winds and Percussion, Marshall University


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Kappa Lambda
  • Kappa Kappa Psi
  • Collegiate Band Directors National Association
  • American Federation of Musicians

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Active for 30 years with Boy Scouts
  • Coached youth sports: soccer, baseball & basketball
  • Instructor in Kenpo Karate
  • Woodworking
  • Presbyterian Youth Outreach Programs