Robb G. Thiel has been the Director of College Bands at Saint Joseph’s College since 1993. In addition to the Director of College Bands responsibilities, Professor Thiel also teaches courses in Music Education and Instrumental Arranging. Before coming to Saint Joseph’s College, Professor Thiel held the Director of Bands position at North Miami High School (1979-84), Winamac High School (1984-85) and Knox High School (1985-93). In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor Thiel has also arranged and composed music for schools in Indiana, Michigan, Texas and Pennsylvania. Professor Thiel is a past member of The Indiana State School Music Association State Board and holds current memberships in the Music Educators National Conference, Indiana Music Educators Association, the Indiana Bandmasters Association, The National Catholic Band Directors Association, and The Percussive Arts Society and is a Fellow of Saint Joseph’s College. Professor Thiel was honored in 2007 by The Indiana Music Educator’s Association as the Outstanding University Music Educator of the Year and in 2008 was named the Outstanding Faculty Member by the Student Association of Saint Joseph's College. In 2010, Professor Thiel received the teaching Excellence Award presented by the College. Professor Thiel is frequently asked to serve as an adjudicator for marching band, jazz band, solo and ensemble, and concert band contests as well as a consultant and clinician for all areas of music. Robb resides in Rensselaer with his wife of 34 years, Kris.
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