Robert Ambrose (conductor)

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Robert J. Ambrose is an American conductor.


Robert Ambrose was born and raised in Wethersfield, Connecticut.[1] He attended Wethersfield High School and participated in that school’s robust guitar program.[2] Ambrose received the Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from Boston College, the Master of Music in music education degree from Boston University and the Doctor of Music degree in conducting from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music.[3]


Professional Positions[edit]

Ambrose currently serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Director of Recruitment at the Georgia State University[4] In addition Ambrose is Co-founder and Music Director of the Washington D.C.-based National Chamber Winds,[5] and the Atlanta Chamber Winds.[6] Ambrose is a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician.[7]

Guest Conducting[edit]

Ambrose is in constant demand as a guest conductor of bands and orchestras and has conducted on four continents. Recent engagements include performances in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan as well as across the United States.[8] Recently Dr. Ambrose served as a guest conductor on tour with The United States Army Field Band. He is the only civilian in history to be invited to conduct a premiere United States military band on tour.[9]

External links[edit]


  1. Kaiserman, Brooke. "Ambrosia for the Ears".
  2. Kaiserman, Brooke. "Ambrosia for the Ears".
  3. Kaiserman, Brooke. "Ambrosia for the Ears".
  4. "Georgia State School of Music Biography". Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  5. "National Chamber Winds Webpage".
  6. "Georgia State School of Music Biography".
  7. "Conn Selmer Biography". Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  8. Carroll, John (October 2019). "Band Notes". Southwestern Musician (October 2019): 18.
  9. Kaiserman, Brooke. "Ambrosia for the Ears".

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