Dr. Robert Chambers
Department of Music
Dr. Robert Chambers, Professor of Music, is the conductor and coordinator for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held for over 28 years. He has taught instrumental music at Southwestern since 1974. Presently he teaches graduate music history and theory courses and undergraduate applied trombone, euphonium, guitar, forms and analysis, orchestration, and counterpoint.
Dr. Chambers actively performs solo recitals and is principal trombonist in the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra. He has toured and played concerts with many bands and jazz combos throughout the U.S. and writes and arranges music for solo trombone, euphonium, chamber music, jazz band, and orchestra. He has performed concerts with famous icons, such as Ray Charles, Clark Terry, Eddie Daniels, Bill Watrous, Urbie Green, and Carl Fontana.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma (DMA) and Southwestern Oklahoma State University (BME, ME), Dr. Chambers is presently concentrating on chamber music composition that include the trombone or euphonium. His philosophy is that musicians should focus on a broad course of study which includes music theory, composition, performance, and music education. He is dedicated to promoting the orchestra in public education and teaching the great masterworks to students of music. The past summer he conducted workshops, applied music lessons, and attended concerts at Taipei Municipal University of Education in Taipei, Taiwan.