Merit School of Music

John Ringor

Faculty: Percussion


Manhattan School of Music, BM
Northwestern University, MM


John Ringor is a Chicago-based percussionist and educator.

As a soloist he has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as winner of their Young Artists Competition, appeared on NPR’s From the Top, and participated in the 2016 TROMP International Percussion Competition in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

As a chamber musician he has performed with the Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble at the 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, worked with Steve Reich on his pieces Music for 18 Musicians, City Life, and Mallet Quartet, and performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble on Drew Baker’s NOX. He has also performed as an extra with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and The Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

In addition to being on faculty at Merit, he is also the director of percussion ensemble at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory.


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