Roby George

Visiting Associate Professor of Music | Director of Bands

School: College of the Arts
Department: College of the Arts
Sub-department(s): Music (UG)

joined: 2023


Before arriving at Palm Beach Atlantic, Dr. George served as director of bands at Fisk University, the University of Dayton, Florida International University, and Indiana State University, and as associate director of bands at the University of Illinois. He was the founding director of bands at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, and worked at the prestigious Boston Latin High School. Dr. George has conducted wind ensembles and orchestras nationally and internationally at all levels, including performances at such venues as Carnegie Hall and Symphony Center in Chicago. Much of his history as an educator has been spent building and developing wind programs and young wind conductors. He is currently working on a conducting book that will focus on the effectiveness of the gesture, using video representation and analysis of both orchestral and wind conductors. During his tenure at Florida International University, Dr. George held an annual wind conducting symposium that attracted participants from all over the Americas and Canada. He is frequently invited to judge festivals, conduct all-state ensembles, perform master classes, and lecture on the art of expressive and artistic performance from the podium.


DMA in Orchestra Conducting – Wind, University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music | MME in Music Education, Florida State University | BME in Music Education, Florida State University