Tim Robblee is the Associate Director of Bands and Conductor for the
Institute for New Music at Northwestern University where he conducts
the Symphonic Band and Contemporary Music Ensemble as well as teaching
courses in conducting and music education. Prior to his current appointment,
he served as the Director of Bands at Washington State University in
Pullman, Wash. and Willamette University in Salem, Ore.
Dr. Robblee holds a Ph.D. in music education and wind band conducting at
the University of Minnesota, an MM in conducting from Northwestern
University, and a BA in music education from Whitworth College in Spokane,
Wash. He also spent a year at the Munich Hochschule für Musik pursuing
graduate clarinet studies. Prior to graduate study, he taught for eight
years as an instrumental music educator in the Palo Alto, Calif. 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.
Dr. Robblee maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and
clinician and is published as part of GIA’s Teaching Music Through
Performance in Band series. As an advocate of music in the public schools, he
has adjudicated at numerous music festivals and presented at music
education conferences throughout North America, including the Midwest Band
and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.