Dr. Ronald G. Sherwin is Music Department Chair at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He holds the Ph.D. and M.M. from The University of Maine where he studied choral conducting and church music. Prior to joining the staff of Pilgrim Church and the faculty of UMass Dartmouth he served as Associate Dean and Director of the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Anna Maria College, Music Department Chair and Director of Choral Activities at Castleton State College, Choir Master and Professor of Church Music at Bangor Theological Seminary, and Minister of Music at First Church, Brewer, Maine.

His collegiate and church choirs have performed around the United States and Europe and have been known for their association with artists including Francois Clemmons (Bayou Legend, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood), Esau Pritchett (Law and Order), and Robert DeCormier (Counterpoint, Peter, Paul & Mary, New York Choral Society). Under Dr. Sherwin’s leadership Castleton State College’s Collegiate Chorale performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, was featured at the Nymburk International Music Festival in the Czech Republic, and received national attention for their performance at the harvesting of the 2007 Christmas tree for the Capitol in Washington, DC.

In addition to his church and collegiate work he is a frequent guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, and consultant in Arts Assessment. He is a past College and University State Chair for both the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Dr. Sherwin can be reached at Pilgrim Church or via email at ronald.sherwin@umassd.edu.