Position: Director of Bands; Associate Professor, Conducting
Location: Armstrong Hall, Room 21
Phone: (540) 545-7227
Employed Since: 2014
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Tim Robblee is the Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Shenandoah Conservatory where he guides all aspects of the wind band program, teaches conducting and conducts the Wind Ensemble and EDGE Ensemble. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Associate Director of Bands at Northwestern University where he was also music director and conductor of the Contemporary Music Ensemble. Previously, Robblee has also served as Director of Bands at Washington State University in Pullman, WA and Willamette University in Salem, OR. Prior to graduate study, he taught for eight years as an instrumental music educator in the Palo Alto, California public schools where his students and ensembles were recognized for excellence on a state and national level, including recognition from the 1997 Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards as the Outstanding High School Jazz Combo. Robblee maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor in the United States, Canada, and Asia. He is published as part of GIAs Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. As an advocate of music in the public schools, he has presented at music education conferences throughout North America and adjudicated at numerous music festivals. Robblee maintains active memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Virginia Music Educators Association and World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensemble.
B.A. Music Education, Whitworth College; M.M. in Conducting, Northwestern University; Ph.D. in Wind Conducting and Music Education, University of Minnesota
Shenandoah combines all the aspects I value most about the different schools I’ve attended and at which I’ve taught: the relationships and caring of a liberal arts environment combined with the rigor and artistic achievement of a conservatory. All of this in the spectacular setting of the Shenandoah Valley surrounded by colleagues driven to excel and make amazing music. Come check us out!