Robert Stibler is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of New Hampshire, where he served for 40 years, teaching trumpet, brass pedagogy, chamber music and music history, retiring with the academic rank of full professor. He is active as a solo and chamber performer, and plays regularly with the UNH Faculty Brass Quintet, Faculty Trumpet Trio. As a soloist he has performed regularly with organists John Skelton, Abbey Hallberg-Siegfried and Meg Harper, and currently with Jennifer McPherson. He frequently performs jazz interpretations of the American spirituals and other repertoire with pianist Charlie Blood, bassist John Hunter, and singer Sharon (Brown Sugar) Jones. Also an avid performer on Renaissance wind instruments, he is a member of the Alamire Consort, and was a founding member of Melopeo, and the Hampshire Consort. Dr. Stibler is active as a brass clinician and adjudicator, wrote a regular column about the use of brass instruments in church for the N.H. Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and lectures about historical and ethnic brass instruments.
Previously, he taught at Southwest State University in Minnesota, and served as first trumpet of the Annapolis Symphony under Leon Fleisher and of the U.S. Naval Academy Band. He has performed with ensembles ranging from the National Symphony and the N.H. Music Festival Orchestra to the N.Y. Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble, Calliope, and the Studio de Musique Ancienne. He has been a presenter for the Historic Brass Society and a music reviewer for the International Trumpet Guild.
Dr. Stibler holds a B.M., summa cum laude, from Susquehanna University, and an M.M. and D.M.A. from the Catholic University of America. His principal teachers included David Russette, Sidney Mear, David Flowers, and Lloyd Geisler. His former students are now successful jazz, commercial, and classical trumpet performers and teachers throughout the U.S.
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