David Robinson

Director of BandsDavid Robinson
Conducting, Music Education
Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band

Dr. David Robinson currently serves as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.  Appointed in 2012, he is director of the McMurry Marching War Hawks and the Wind Ensemble, in addition to being instructor of saxophone.  Other teaching assignments include classes in conducting, music education, and advanced theory.

Dr. Robinson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas, where he served as a teaching fellow in the world-renowned Wind Studies program.  He is the conducting student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon and Thomas O’Neal, with additional instruction from Dennis Fisher, H. Robert Reynolds, Michael Haithcock, Allan McMurray, Jack Stamp, John Boyd, and David Itkin.  From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Robinson served as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas-based Lone Star Wind Orchestra.

He also holds the Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Missouri and the Bachelor of Music Education degree in Instrumental Music from Arkansas State University.  At the University of Missouri, Dr. Robinson was a member of the MTNA national chamber music finalist Contreras Saxophone Quartet.  His teaching experience include positions with bands in the Wynne and Jonesboro public schools of Arkansas, both recipients of Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association’s sweepstakes trophies during his tenure.

Dr. Robinson is also active as a composer, performer, and author.  His saxophone quartet, Fantasy on St. James, was commissioned for and premiered by the Marion (AR) High School Saxophone Quartet at the 2005 American School Band Directors Association’s national convention.  He is a contributing author to Volumes 7, 8, 9, and 11 of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series and served as recording editor for Teaching Music Through Performance in and: Solos with Wind and Accompaniment.

He is active as a clinician throughout the United States.  His professional affiliations include memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, as well as honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Dr. Robinson also serves as choir director and organist at Holy Family Catholic Church in Abilene.