Tim Robblee is the director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Shenandoah Conservatory where he where he guides all aspects of the wind band program, teaches conducting and conducts the Wind Ensemble and EDGE Ensemble. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the associate director of bands at Northwestern University where he was also music director and conductor of the Contemporary Music Ensemble. Previously, Robblee has also served as director of bands at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, and Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Dr. Robblee holds a Ph.D. in Wind Band Conducting and Music Education from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Music in Conducting from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. 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, California public schools where his students and ensembles were recognized for excellence on a state and national level.
Dr. Robblee maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. Among his most recent engagements were the AMIS International Band hosted in Luxembourg, Asia-Pacific Activities Conference Honor Band in Hong Kong, U.S. Department of Defense All-Europe Honor Band, Korean International Music Educator’s Association (KIMEA) National Honor Band, and honor bands across North America. As an advocate of music in the public schools, he has presented at music education conferences throughout North America and adjudicated at numerous music festivals. Robblee maintains active memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Virginia Music Educators Association, and World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensemble.