As a conductor-clinician, Bob has worked with various high school and middle school bands in the Greater Cincinnati area to help improve their performance level for competition or concert, as well as provide insights and expertise for musical improvement. Recent sessions include Madeira HS, Reading HS, and St. Ignatius Loyola School. Director references upon request.
As a Brass Clinician, Bob is in demand with local schools and Honor Bands, running brass or trumpet sectional rehearsals to polish the section for performance. Recent sessions include Mariemont HS, Mason HS, Reading HS, and the OMEA Honor Bands.
Bob has worked for years as an OMEA Adjudicator and as a judge for the Overture Awards Semi-Finalist round. His preferred situation, however, is to work with students and give live feedback for improvement and encouragement, helping students with preparation for Solo and Ensemble performances and auditions.
As a jazz musician and educator, Bob has performed as a soloist and section member in various combos and big bands in the Greater Cincinnati area. He led the Moeller Big Band and Combos in successful performances at Jazz Festivals throughout the Midwest, at which his students won numerous awards.
No matter the situation, his over-arching goal is to help each person discover the joy of music through performance on their instruments.