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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 Schools, Mr. Stahly grew the orchestra program to over triple its size while at the same time increasing the quality and diversity of the ensembles.  Selected to perform at the Colorado Music Educators Conference in 2016, the LHS Chamber Orchestra consistently ranks as one of the top high school orchestras in Colorado.  In 2016, Mr. Stahly was recognized as one of the top six educators in the St. Vrain Valley School District with an “Encore Award”.  In 2019, Mr. Stahly was a finalist for “Teacher of the Year”. 

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, 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, or bass.  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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