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Robert Stahly, String Ensemble Conductor

Engaged in every aspect of music, Robert Stahly is an award-winning Northern Colorado based musician.  As an educator Mr. Stahly has taught instrumental music for over a decade.  Director of Orchestras at Longmont High School, Mr. Stahly grew the orchestra program to over triple its size while at the same time increasing the quality and diversity of the ensembles. The LHS Chamber Orchestra consistently ranks as one of the top high school orchestras in Colorado and was selected to perform at the Colorado Music Educators Conference in 2016.  In 2016 Mr. Stahly was recognized as one of the top six educators in the St. Vrain Valley School District with an “Encore Award” and in 2019 Mr. Stahly was a finalist for “Teacher of the Year”.  Mr. Stahly created the Music Technology and Stage Technology classes at LHS.  And in 2014 he took over teaching the AP Music Theory class. 

Outside of the classroom, Mr. Stahly spent eleven years working with the Loveland High School Marching Band in a variety of capacities: Tuba Instructor, Assistant Director, Sound Engineer, and Lead Visual Instructor. He is the conductor of the Longmont Youth Symphony String Ensemble, the Denver Young Artists Orchestra String Ensemble, and is a frequent guest conductor and clinician.

As an instrumentalist Mr. Stahly has performed in six countries with a variety of ensembles playing cello, tuba, and bass.  Most recently he was appointed Associate Principal Cellist of the Longmont Symphony, having previously being a member of the section.  Mr. Stahly freelances with other ensembles in the area, and has appeared on several recordings. 

A 2008 graduate of Colorado State University, Mr. Stahly received degrees in Music Education, Tuba Performance, and a String Pedagogy Certificate. Since then, he has continued to study at programs such as the CU Conducting Workshop, Conductors Institute at Bard College, MSU Conducting Symposium, Eastman School of Music Conducting Workshop, and CCM's Opera Bootcamp.

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