Clarinetist, Teacher Bachelor’s in Music Education, Illinois Wesleyan University, summa cum laude (May 2015) Major: Music Education Minor: Psychology Overall GPA: 3.96/4.00 Illinois licensure 7/2015, Idaho licensure 8/2018
Experience Bruneau Grand View Joint School District #365, K-12 music teacher, 2015-2019 Treasure Valley Concert Band, current clarinet section member Boise Community Band, current member and Assistant Director Mountain Home Community Choir, current member, pianist, Co-Conductor Pit Orchestra Musician,The Music Man, Honk!, Seussical the Musical, Peter Pan, Thoroughly Modern Millie Wheaton Municipal Band, paid clarinet section member, 2014 summer season Illinois Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble, principal clarinet, touring member Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra, principal clarinet Illinois Wesleyan University Titan Band, principal clarinet, paid member
Principal Teachers Mr. Roger Rocco, private teacher Dr. Kent Cook, Professor of Music at Illinois Wesleyan University Mr. Roger Garrett, Professor of Music at Illinois Wesleyan University Mr. Russell Callendar, private teacher
Chamber/Solo Experience Performed solo works include Clarinet Concerto in A Major (Mozart), 5 Bagatelles (Finzi), Grand Duo Concertante (Weber), Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (Poulenc), Sonata in F Minor (Brahms), Rhapsody for Clarinet (Osborne), Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet (Stravinsky), Concerto No. 1 (Weber), Sonata for Clarinet (Mendelssohn) Performed chamber works include Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon (Poulenc)
Professional Affiliations Sigma Alpha Iota, women’s music fraternity, alumnae member National Association for Music Education (NAfME), member Idaho Music Educators Association (IMEA), member
Awards and Honors Hope Ellen Pape Award (2015) Sigma Alpha Iota Scholastic Award (2015) Presser Award for Undergraduate Students (2014) Dean’s List, 8 undergraduate semesters
Bob Armstrong Bob Armstrong is currently the newest Music Director for the Boise Community Band taking over from its founder and conductor, Fred Dart for the 2015 season. Bob was the associate conductor and played in the Trumpet section during the BCB 2014 season
His affiliation of Community Bands and Orchestras goes back to 1980 when he developed and was the musical director of several ensembles including the Anchorage Community Band 1980 - 85, The Lewis Clark Community Band 1985 - 89, Treasure Valley Community Band 1989 - 02 and the Treasure Valley Symphony 1990 - 2016. Prior to retirement from Treasure Valley Community College in 2012 as the Director of Instrumental Music, Bob had developed and was the music director the Treasure Valley Symphony, The Treasure Valley Community Band and the TVCC Jazz ensemble.
His formal education includes: B.A. of Music Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks, M.A. of Instrumental Music Conducting, Washington State University. Phd in Music Education, Columbia Pacific University. As a music educator, Bob has taught all levels of music, including elementary, middle and high school and has studied most all the woodwinds and brass instruments on the undergraduate and graduate level.