is currently an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University and a doctoral student studying with Dr. Otis Murphy. He holds a master’s degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in music education from The University of Houston, where he studied with Mr. Dan Gelok, Mrs. Valerie Vidal, and Dr. Karen Wylie. As a freshman at the University of Houston, Bob won the school’s Concerto Competition and performed Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera. Bob has performed several times as a result of various competitions and was recently a semi-finalist in the 4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition in Bangkok, Thailand.
A native of Houston, Bob founded the Young Saxophonist’s Institute and continues to teach summer camps in the Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth areas for middle school and high school saxophonists. Bob is truly blessed with the support of an amazing family and wonderful friends.
His professional affiliations include the North American Saxophone Alliance, Texas Music Educators Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. In addition to the teachers mentioned above, Bob feels incredibly fortunate to have been mentored by Eddie Green, John Benzer, David Bertman, Noe Marmolejo, Tom Bennett, Gregory Dick, Robert Munoz, Theron Sharp, Julio Sanchez, Aaron Brown, Martin Langford, and Chris Patterson.