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Robert Tapper

Assistant Professor of Trombone & Director of Jazz Activities at the University of Montana

A Native of Boston, Massachusetts, Rob is currently Assistant Professor of Trombone and Director of jazz Activities at the University of Montana where he coordinates the jazz program and the trombone studio.  A relentless advocate of music education, Rob was inducted into the WMEA Hall of Fame (2012) and awarded a Washington State "2008 Teacher of the Year Award".  Rob is founder of the Spokane All-City Jazz Program for high school and middle school musicians.  As an active performer and teacher in both classical and jazz idioms, Rob has performed, adjudicated and directed ensembles at many festivals, concert halls and conferences in orchestral, jazz and commercial settings around the United States, Europe and Canada.  Rob is co-founder and Director of the EWU Jazz Dialogue Summer Camps (MS & HS) and is on the faculty of the Drury University Jazz Camp, University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic, Las Vegas Academy Jazz Camp and is also a Getzen Clinician playing Getzen trombones exclusively.

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