David Robinson is the Director of Bands at McMurry University, where he serves as director of the McMurry Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, and teaches classes in conducting, music education, and orchestration. He is the conducting student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon and Thomas O’Neal, with additional instruction from H. Robert Reynolds, Michael Haithcock, Allan McMurray, Dennis Fisher, Jack Stamp, John Boyd, and David Itkin.
Mr. Robinson is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, for which he served as a teaching fellow in the world-renowned Wind Studies program. He 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. His teaching experience include positions with bands in the Wynne and Jonesboro public schools of Arkansas, both recipients of the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association’s sweepstakes trophy during his tenure.
Mr. 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. Mr. Robinson was a member of the University of Missouri’s Contreras Saxophone Quartet, national finalists in the 2008 Music Teachers National Association’s chamber music competition. He is a contributing author to Volumes 7, 8, and 9 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. His professional affiliations include memberships in the College Band Directors National Association and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.