Summer Intensive

Dr. Roby G. George, Associate Professor of Music and Conducting, was appointed Director of Bands at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2023. George holds the Bachelor of Music Education and Masters of Music Education degrees from Florida State University and the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. Before arriving at Palm Beach Atlantic, George served as director of bands at Fisk University, the University of Dayton, Florida International University, Indiana State University, and was 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. George has conducted wind ensembles and orchestras nationally and intemationally 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 voung 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
conductors. both orchestral and wind. Durino his tenure at Florida International Universitv. seorde neic an annuawne conducong symposium mar arraced parcioants from all over the Americas and Canada. He is frequently invited to judge festivals, conduct all-state ensembles, perform masterclasses and lecture on the art of expressive and artistic performance from the podium.

Zhinuo Tang – FluteGraduated with double majors in Composition and Flute Performance from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Zhinuo Tang was granted the opportunity to further graduate studies with exam exeption and later obtained her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance with top grades.  She studied abroad afterwards at the Conservatoire de Saint-Maur des Fossésin France. As a soloist, Tang has been active on stage, holding nearly hundreds of solo and chamber music concerts. She is currently a Flute Professor at the School of Music of the East China Normal University, and the Head of the Wind and String Department.

Karen Fuller – Flute

Michael Forte – Clarinet

Laura Winters – Bassoon

Veselin Bozhilov – Trumpet

Dr. Michael O’Connor – Euphonium/Trombone

Audrey Destito-Stutt – French Horn

Calvin Jenkins – Tuba

Seth Wexler – Percussion