Rob Sanderl is a native of upstate New York and is a percussion performer, educator, composer, and pedagogue in the United States. Currently Sanderl is Associate Professor of Music at Radford University in Radford Virginia, where he is director of the award winning Radford University Percussion Ensemble. The RU Percussion Ensemble has won competitions, performed at numerous PAS Days of Percussion in various states, as well as performed in Europe and most recently at the Kennedy Center. Sanderl received his bachelors of Music Education with a Performers Certificate from the Crane School of Music, and his MM and DMA from The Eastman School of Music along with the coveted Performers Certificate. Sanderl has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, including as a featured soloist at the 2008 International Percussion Ensemble Week in Croatia. He has also presented clinics at The Midwest Conference, and the Nafme National Conference, as well as numerous universities.