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Robert Traugh

Robert Traugh (West Leechburg, PA)

Robert Traugh is currently a secondary instrumental teacher in the Kiski Area School District, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include directing the high school concert band, seventh grade band, eighth grade band, music appreciation and intermediate school jazz ensemble. Additionally, Rob is the director of the nationally acclaimed Kiski Area high school marching band. Formerly, Rob was director of bands at Norwin high school (2007 – 2013), where the Norwin Wind Ensemble, Norwin Jazz Ensemble, and the Norwin Marching Band were under his leadership.

Rob received his bachelors degree in music education from Youngstown State University and currently pursues a masters degree in electronic composition at Duquesne University. Some former teachers/mentors include Stephen Gage, Michael Crist, Dave Morgan, Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, Lynn Purse, Patrick Burke, Kent Engelhardt, David Bertman, Bruno Zuccala, Robert K. Matchett III, Varden Armstrong, Shawn Vondran, Don McKinney and Scott Koter.

Rob has twice been recognized by the St. Vincent College Great Teacher Recognition Program" and was a Grammy Foundation music educator award quarterfinalist. He is a current consultant, clinician, designer and music arranger in the Pittsburgh area receiving numerous distinctions and awards. Robert is currently provides design, program, and instructional resources for band programs. He is an adjudicator for pageantry and concert groups, as well as a trombonist in the Pittsburgh area. Some of his performance experience includes performances with groups such as the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Balcony Big Band, and The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. In addition to performing Traugh is an up and coming composer. His works have been premiered at the 2006 Ohio Music Educators Association Conference, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference, and on athletic fields by numerous marching bands. Rob currently resides in West Leechburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Bethany and children Gavan & Maia.