Rob is a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, holding both a Master's degree in music education and a Bachelor's degree in trumpet performance. As a music educator in both the private and public setting, his experience includes extensive work with drum corps, marching bands, jazz bands, wind ensembles, pit orchestras and private lesson studios. As a performer, Rob has had the privilege of playing with many incredible musicians, such as Dave Liebman, Slide Hampton, Carl Allen, George Rabbi, The Latin Express (Philadelphia, PA), The Harry James Tribute Band and more.
Rob started his drum corps career marching with the Jersey Surf for six years, spending four in the hornline as soprano section leader and soloist, and two as drum major. He then finished aging out with two years at the Concord Blue Devils playing upper lead trumpet. Since then, Rob has been a writer and consultant for over 50 schools and corps across the country through his business, Standing ‘O’ Marching, and has music published and distributed with Standing ‘O’, System Blue, Center X, J.W. Pepper, Marching Network, Dynamic Marching and Five Stone. For the 2012 season, Rob is returning on brass staff with the three time DCI Open Class World Champion Blue Devils B, and is the brass arranger for the DCA A Class finalist Carolina Gold. Currently, Rob teaches instrumental and digital music in Clinton, NJ, and is a judge for the Cavalcade of Bands.