Commissioned piece: "Millennial Awakening"
Pres. Concert: U.S. Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants
Robert Henry is Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a professor of music education in the School of Music at Texas Tech University. He is a Past-President of the Texas Music Educators Association, and previously served as Vice-President of TMEA, Chair of the College Division. He is certified in both Orff and Kodaly teacher education and is actively involved in elementary music education as well as instrumental music education. He holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Texas where he was awarded the UNT College of Music Outstanding Alumnus award in April of 2002, and received master's and bachelor's degrees in music education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Oklahoma State University respectively. Prior to coming to Texas Tech in 1985, Bob held university teaching positions at North Texas State University in music education and jazz studies while working toward his doctorate and at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was the Director of Instrumental Jazz Studies, Assistant Director of Bands, and an instructor of applied low brass.