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Northwest Missouri State University

Robert Pippin

Robert Pippin



241 Fine Arts


660.562.1346 (fax)

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Joined Northwest in 2015

Assistant Professor


  • Docorate of Musical Arts (Wind Band Conducting); Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University - in progress
  • Master of Music (Conducting); Colorado State University
  • Bachelor of Music Education; Colorado State University

Courses Taught

  • Applied Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
  • Elements of Conducting
  • Enjoyment of Music
  • Brass Methods II
  • Instrumental Composition and Arranging
  • Studio Jazz Band
  • Symphony Orchestra String Sectional

Academic Interests

  • Brass performance concepts
  • Instrumental conducting
  • Secondary music curriculum development

Scholarly Activity

Current research topic is on:

  • Classical music in secondary schools
  • Development of a curriculum for increased understanding of the important role classical music plays in our daily culture

Other Professional Experiences

Immediately prior to his appointment to Northwest, Robert Pippin was Director of The Johns Hopkins University Wind Ensemble, assistant conductor for the Peabody Wind Ensemble, and the teacher of record for Basic Conducing courses, while pursuing his Doctor of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University.

Before attending Peabody, Robert was Director of Bands at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colorado, where he developed a comprehensive band curriculum with a strong tradition of excellence in all aspects of the program including concert bands, jazz ensembles, athletic bands, and chamber music.  In addition to teaching, Robert was an active performer in Colorado and Wyoming, playing trombone as a tenured member of the Fort Collins Symphony, and as a freelance artist regularly performing classical, jazz, and chamber music.

Currently, Robert is completing the final requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Band Conducting at the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Dr. Harlan Parker.  While in residency at Peabody, Robert held the Graduate Assistantship in Wind Conducting, and the Graduate Assistantship in Music Education.  He received the Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Conducting degrees from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Robert studied conducting with Dr. J. Steven Moore, Wilfred Schwartz, and Dr. Michael Schaff; and studied low brass with Dr. Robert Brewer.

In Recent years, Robert has been a performer and clinician with bands, orchestras, and jazz ensembles in Colorado, Missouri, and Maryland, as well as presenting a clinic at the Colorado Bandmasters Association convention.