Mr. Waugh is the Associate Professor of Trumpet at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Prior to his appointment at APSU, Mr. Waugh was instructor of trumpet and jazz ensemble director at Indiana State University.
Robert Waugh is originally from Columbus, Ohio where he earned a B.M. with concentrations in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from Capital University. He attended the University of Oklahoma earning a M.M. in Trumpet, and is in the process of completing his D.M. from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University.
As a performer, Mr. Waugh served as the Principal Trumpet player for the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Danville Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves as Principal Trumpet of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, Mr. Waugh has been a 1st Runner-Up at the National Trumpet Competition Master’s Division, and has been a featured soloist on several occasions with the THSO, DSO, and GCO.
Mr. Waugh has given performances all over the world as a member of the Ambassador Brass Quintet with tours taking him to Thailand, China, Hungary, Austria, and Croatia. He most recently performed in recital and provided master classes at famous Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary and the National Conservatory of Music in Zagreb, Croatia.
Mr. Waugh’s students have been invited to participate in the National Trumpet Competition in multiple years as both soloists and in the trumpet ensemble divisions. He is active as an educator and has presented educational sessions at state music conventions in Alabama, Florida, and Indiana. He also served as an adjudicator for both the Indiana State School Music Association and the National Trumpet Competition. He is a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician for Vincent Bach Trumpets.
Mr. Waugh’s prior teachers include John Rommel, Dr. Karl Sievers, Dr. James Stokes, James Reed, and William Adam.