Robert M Carnochan

Professor

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Rehearsal Center 5507 San Amaro Dr
Room 101
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

 
About

About Me

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I am passionate about working with students helping each of them reach their musical and professional potential.  I love all music, but specialize in commissioning and premiering new works for the Wind Ensemble medium.

Biography

Robert M. Carnochan is Director of Wind Ensemble Activities, Music Director/Conductor

of the FROST Wind Ensemble and Professor of Conducting at the FROST School of Music.   Besides overseeing all aspects of the wind band program, Professor Carnochan also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting and wind repertoire.

Dr. Carnochan’s multi-faceted career has included numerous high-profile collaborations with a number of esteemed colleagues and composers, including Andy Akiho, Steven Bryant, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Donald Grantham, Daniel Kellogg, Jonathan Leshnoff, John Mackey, David Maslanka, James Mobberly, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Frank Ticheli, and Dan Welcher. He also invests substantial time in commissioning and performing works of the new generation of talented composers, among them, such rising stars as David Biedenbender, Andrew Boss, Viet Cuong, Paul Dooley, Ian Dicke, Aaron Perrine, and Zack Stanton. 

In addition, Dr. Carncohan maintains a vibrant career as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in performances throughout the United States, and has conducted concerts overseas in London, Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Singapore. He has also produced a number of acclaimed recordings by both The University of Texas Wind Ensemble and the Dallas Wind Symphony and his own recording of Donald Grantham’s Tuba Concerto with soloist Charles Villarrubia and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble was recently released on the Longhorn Music Label and is available for download from iTunes. He has conducted five recordings with the world-renowned University of Texas Longhorn Band, and has appeared with them in numerous nationally and internationally televised events, including three Rose Bowl halftime performances, two Rose Parades and three performances at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin Texas.

Before joining the faculty at the FROST School of Music, Dr. Carnochan was Professor of Music and Director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas in Austin for 13 years. He also served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Director of Bands at Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and Associate Director of Bands at Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Carnochan began his professional teaching career as Director of Bands at Dundalk High School in Baltimore, Maryland, a position he still cherishes.

Dr. Carncohan’s efforts have gained him induction into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious service and teaching awards, including The Eyes of Texas Award, The Texas Blazers award, the DeCloux Fellowship and the Marinus Smith Award. He holds memberships in the American Bandmasters Association, the Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild, the Florida Music Educators Association and the Texas Music Educators Association. His degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Towson University, a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas. He counts among his teachers of note Allan McMurray, Jerry Junkin and Dana Rothlisberger.

Career

Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience


Career Highlights

  • Collaborations with numerous composers of note
    • Corigliano
    • Ticheli
    • Akiho
  • Guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in performances throughout the United States and overseas incuding MD, VA and OK All-State Bands as well as CBDNA National conference in KC.
  • Professor of Music and Director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas in Austin
  • Associate Director of Bands at the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Director of Bands at Northeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Associate Director of Bands at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas

Honors, Awards & Competitions

  • Inducted into Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu
  • Membership in the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild, the Florida Music Educators Association and the Texas Music Educators Association
  • Recipient of numerous service and teaching awards including The Eyes of Texas Award, The Texas Blazers award, the DeCloux Fellowship and the Marinus Smith Award

Recordings

  • Produced recordings by The University of Texas Wind Ensemble and the Dallas Wind Symphony
  • Donald Grantham’s Tuba Concerto with soloist Charles Villarrubia and the UT Wind Ensemble (Longhorn Music, iTunes)
  • Conducted five recordings with the University of Texas Longhorn Band