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Dr. Robert Pippin

Dr. Robert Pippin



241 Fine Arts



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Joined Northwest in 2015

Dennis C. Dau Professor of Instrumental Music

Director of Concert Band and Studio Jazz Ensemble


  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting; Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University
  • Master of Music in Conducting; Colorado State University
  • Bachelor of Music Education; Colorado State University

Courses Taught

  • Applied Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
  • Elements of Conducting
  • Brass Methods II
  • Concert Band
  • Studio Jazz Ensemble

Academic Interests

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

Scholarly Activity

Current research topic is on:

  • Historical repertoire for band and the National Core Arts Standards

Other Professional Experiences

Immediately prior to his appointment to Northwest, he was Director of The Johns Hopkins University Wind Ensemble, assistant conductor for the Peabody Wind Ensemble, and taught the Basic Conducting courses, while pursuing his degree at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University.

Before attending Peabody, Robert was a high school band director in Colorado, where he developed comprehensive curriculums with a strong tradition of excellence in 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 performing classical, jazz and chamber music.

Robert has been a performer, adjudicator, and clinician with bands, orchestras, and jazz ensembles in Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska and Wyoming, as well as being invited to present clinics at the NACWPI National Convention, the College Music Society Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Regional Conferences, the Missouri Music Educators Convention, and the Colorado Bandmasters Association Convention.