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Dr. David Robinson

Dr. David Robinson is Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Appointed in 2018, he oversees all aspects of the Tarleton instrumental music program and serves as conductor of the Tarleton Wind Ensemble. Previously, Dr. Robinson has previously served as Director of Bands at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

Dr. Robinson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas, where he served as a teaching fellow in the world-renowned Wind Studies program. He is the conducting student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon and Thomas O’Neal. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Robinson served as assistant conductor of the Dallas-based Lone Star Wind Orchestra.

He also holds the Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Missouri and the Bachelor of Music Education degree in Instrumental Music from Arkansas State University. At the University of Missouri, Dr. Robinson was a member of the MTNA national chamber music finalist Contreras Saxophone Quartet. His secondary teaching experience includes positions with bands in the public schools of Arkansas.

Dr. Robinson is also active as a composer, performer, and author. His saxophone quartet, Fantasy on St. James, was commissioned for and premiered by the Marion (AR) High School Saxophone Quartet at the 2005 American School Band Directors Association’s national convention. He was a contributing author to Volumes 7, 8, 9, and 11 of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series and served as recording editor for Teaching Music Through Performance in and: Solos with Wind and Accompaniment.

His professional affiliations include memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, as well as honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.