Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan
Master of Music, University of Michigan
Doctor of Musical Arts, Catholic University of America
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Robert J. Streckfuss received his Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music degrees from University of Michigan and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is a professor of music at the University of Delaware, where he teaches courses in conducting and music education and conducts the UD Wind Ensemble. Dr. Streckfuss was principal trombone for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra for 15 years and has been a music educator in Delaware for almost 45 years. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
Dr. Streckfuss was the graduate coordinator when the Department of Music introduced the Master of Music degree in 1989. He has mentored 12 Master of Music conducting students and served as thesis advisor for eight Master of Music teaching concentration students.
Under his direction, the Wind Ensemble has performed for the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the National Association for Music Education (MENC). In 2009, they performed for the MENC conference in Providence, R.I., the eighth time they’ve been invited to do so.
In 1990, the Wind Ensemble toured Luxembourg, Germany and France. Prior to joining UD faculty in 1975, Dr. Streckfuss taught for nine years at Alexis I. du Pont High School in Greenville, Del., where he developed a highly successful band and orchestra program.
Dr. Streckfuss has been the conductor of the Wind Symphony of Southern New Jersey since 1977. The Wind Symphony, an adult wind ensemble that draws its members from a three-state area, performs music for band, wind ensemble and wind chamber ensemble at eight concerts each year. The Wind Symphony toured England during the summer of 1993 and has performed at meetings of both the MENC and the CBDNA.
Dr. Streckfuss is a past-president of the Delaware Music Educators Association and has served as chair of the All-State Band and All-State Orchestra. He is also active as a guest conductor and adjudicator.