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Dr Robert Chesebro - Academic Chairman
Professor - School of Music, Furman University
Robert Chesebro is
Professor of Music at Furman
University where he
teaches clarinet and oboe. He coaches and conducts woodwind ensembles and
serves as Coordinator of Woodwind Studies. He holds an endowed chair,
The Charles Ezra Daniel Professor of Music. He received a Bachelor's Degree
from Wisconsin State University at Stevens Point and the Master's and Doctor's
Degrees in Performance from Indiana University.
He is currently Principal
Clarinet in the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
and has performed frequently with area symphonies, viz., Columbia, Charlotte,
Charleston, Asheville, Augusta, Hendersonville, and Kingsport. He has performed
numerous solo recitals in the Southeast and appeared as soloist with several area
symphonies. He also performs with the Heritage Chamber Players and the
Galliard Woodwind Quintet. He has appeared twice in recital at the
International Clarinet Society Clinics.
Dr. Chesebro is well-known as
a Conductor/Clinician. He completed 25
seasons as Musical Director and Conductor of the Carolina Youth Symphony
and now serves as its Artistic Director. He has also conducted the Furman
University Symphonic Band, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, the
Hendersonville Symphony, the Greenville Little Theater, the Carolina Ballet
Theater, the South Carolina Beauty Pageant, and several All-State Bands. He
provides Woodwind Clinics for students with a special "How to Practice" routine,
as well as traditional woodwind fundamentals.
Several of Dr. Chesebro's
former students are playing professionally and
many are teaching in colleges and public schools in the Southeast. Some of those
in professional ranks include Keith Lockhart, Conductor of the Boston Pops,
Elizabeth Crawford Kilpatrick, Tod Kerstetter, Charles Stier, Alvin Keitt,
Margaret Bungay Steele, Frank Watson, Barry Ellis, Jennifer Myers, Amber
Ferenz, Maurita Murphy Meade, et al. In addition, 42 of his students have won
first chair in the S. C. All-State Band and 26 have won 1st Place in the state level
of the Music Teachers National Association Woodwind Competition. Five
students have been national finalists. In 1995, Matthew Hanna, won the
INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ARTIST HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION. The competition is annually sponsored by the International Clarinet Association. It
included 33 entrants from 18 countries.
His principal teachers have
been Robert McGinnis, Clark Brody, Henry
Gulick, Eugene Rousseau, Jerry Sirucek, Leonard Sharrow, and Harry Houdeshel.
He has had additional study with John Denman, Kell-Inge Stevenson, Robert
Marcellus, John Mack, and James Pellerite. Dr. Chesebro is an Artist / Clinician for Yamaha Corporation.
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