Dr. Robert S. Hansbrough is Professor of Music and Music Department Chair at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Additionally he is Director of The Saint Rose Summer Youth Music (SrSYM) program. His teaching responsibilities include conducting the wind ensemble and chamber winds as well as graduate courses in music education, instrumental conducting and wind band literature. Additionally, he conducts The Empire State Youth Wind Orchestra and The Faculty Camerata Chamber Orchestra. He earned a BA in Music Education from The University of South Florida and the Masters and PhD in Music Education with a concentration in wind band conducting from The Florida State University.
Prior to The Saint Rose appointment, he served for four years on the faculty of Western Kentucky University as Associate Director of Bands and Director of The “Big Red” marching band. He taught for fifteen years in the Florida Public school systems. For twelve years he was Director of Bands at Lincoln HS in Tallahassee where his bands consistently earned “Superior” ratings at The FBA District and State Festival Evaluations and performed at various invitational conferences.
Dr. Hansbrough has conducted honor bands throughout The United States and Europe and has adjudicated bands and orchestras from 26 states, Canada and Mexico. He has served on the National Band Association Board of Directors as the Eastern Division Chair. His articles and research have been published in several professional journals including The NBA Journal, The School Music News, The NYSBDA Newsletter, The Bluegrass News and The Florida Director. He holds professional memberships in MENC, NYSBDA, NYSSMA, NBA, CBDNA, The New York State Association of College Music Programs, Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Beta Mu and is Lifetime Member of The Florida Bandmasters Association.