Roby George

Roby G. George is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Indiana State University where he conducts the Wind Symphony, teaches conducting at both the undergraduate and graduate level and coordinates all facets of the University band program at ISU.

Prior to his appointment at ISU, he held positions as Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Director of Bands at Fisk University, the University of Dayton, New World School of the Arts, and Florida International University. A native of Miami, Florida, George earned the bachelors and masters degrees in music education from Florida State University and the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.

High school, youth orchestra, university and professional ensembles under George’s direction have given performances for the Florida Music Educators National Conference, the National Band Association, the CBDNA Southern Regional Conference, the Mid West Band Clinic and the CBDNA National Conference. As a guest conductor and clinician, George has worked with a myriad of high school honor bands, numerous college and university bands, All-State bands, and has given workshops on various subjects, ranging from rehearsal techniques, conducting pedagogy, and to jazz and Stravinsky.

During his tenure at Florida International University and based in Miami, he created a conducting symposium that attracted participants from all over the Americas and established a connection between the professional military conductor and the college wind conductor through his association with the United States Marines Corp. His reputation as a fine communicator of the art form from the podium is well-established.

He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Music Educators National Conference, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and the College Band Directors National Association, having served 9 years as the Florida collegiate liaison to the CBDNA.