Kenneth Krohn


Title: Retired Teacher
Company: Percussionist, Educator
Location: Rockville, Maryland, United States

Kenneth Krohn, Freelance Percussionist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.

As a young child, Mr. Krohn began playing various musical instruments through the encouragement of his parents. Fascinated by percussion instruments, he made the decision to pursue an education in the musical field. In 1968, he graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Music, later earning a Master of Music from The Catholic University of America in 1971. During this time, he also served in the United States Navy Band as a timpanist and a percussionist in Washington, D.C., from 1968 to 1972, and as a percussion instructor with The Catholic University of America between 1970 and 1975.

From 1975 to 1986, Mr. Krohn excelled as an instructor of percussion with Howard University, a director of music at Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, and a principal percussionist at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv, Israel. While in Israel, Mr. Krohn secured a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Ruben Academy at Tel Aviv University. Moreover, he served as a teacher of instrumental music with Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, between 1986 and 2016. Currently, he works as a freelance percussionist in Washington, D.C.

In the past, Mr. Krohn contributed as a faculty member with Tel Aviv University as well as Montgomery College. Utilizing his expertise, he has written “Guide to Orchestral Percussion Set Ups,” in 1985 and was a recording artist for over 40 albums. For his contributions in the field of music, Mr. Krohn has been the recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award in Excellence, Excellence Award from the Maryland Music Educators Association, and the Presidential Excellence in Education Award.

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