Robin R. Engl is the Assistant Director of Instrumental Music at Marquette University. He has conducted, performed, and adjudicated at major national and international music events throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Mr. Engl holds the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. His post-graduate studies have included work at Illinois State University, the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Michigan State University, VanderCook College of Music, the University of Northern Colorado, and Northern Illinois University.
Mr. Engl is the Executive Director and Conductor of the Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin, a regional honors band for high school students based at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The ensemble is comprised of outstanding high school musicians selected by audition from schools throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Prior to his appointment at Marquette, Mr. Engl, along with his wife Robin, served as Director of Bands at Wauwatosa East High School for thirteen years. During that time, the East Bands performed at national and international music festivals, including the London New Year’s Day Parade and Music Festival, and the Paris, France New Year’s Celebration of Music. In 2010, the East Jazz Ensemble I was selected as a national finalist band for the prestigious “Jazz At Lincoln Center ‘Essentially Ellington’ National High School Jazz Ensemble Competition”. Before coming to Wauwatosa East, Mr. Engl was Director of Bands at Waukesha South High School, where he established a concert series, which featured, among others, Maynard Ferguson, the Canadian Brass, and Arturo Sandoval.
Mr. Engl is a contributing editor to Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz. He is a recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation “Legion of Honor” award. Mr. Engl is a member of the International Federation of Musicians, and the International Trumpet Guild.