Music & Dance

Robert White

Based in Detroit, Michigan, Robert White enjoys an active performing career as an orchestral and recording musician.  He is frequently engaged with such orchestras and ensembles as the Detroit Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Detroit Chamber Winds, Motor City Brass Quintet, and the Blossom Festival Orchestra in Cleveland. 

From 2004 to 2009, Robert held the position of Second Trumpet with the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina, appointed by Christ of Perick.  Prior to auditioning for the Charlotte Symphony, Robert was on the faculty of Indiana State University and had a busy career in Indianapolis as a studio musician and freelance trumpeter.  While in Indianapolis, Robert also performed regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida.

Dr. White performed and taught at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute during the summer of 2011 as a member of the Motor City Brass Quintet.  Robert was a member of the trumpet faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina from 2006-2010.  In 2007-2008, Robert served a one-year faculty appointment at Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts.  While a student, Robert was selected to participate in the Spoleto USA Festival, the Music Academy of the West, and the Aspen Music Festival.  He has appeared as a trumpet soloist with the Charlotte Symphony, the Indiana State University Wind Ensemble, the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, and also as a frequent recitalist and chamber musician.

Robert holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance and Literature from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.   Robert completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Western Michigan University.  His primary trumpet teachers are John Rommel, Stephen Burns, and Scott Thornburg.

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