Robert Kehrberg

School of Music

Phone: 828-227-7242    
Office Address: Coulter 252


  • D.A., University of Northern Colorado
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.M., University of Iowa


Dr. Kehrberg completed his BM and MM degree at the University of Iowa studying trombone with Dr. John Hill.   He completed a Doctorate of Arts degree at the University of Northern Colorado studying trombone with Buddy Baker with a secondary emphasis in theory and composition. Dr. Kehrberg taught public school band, K-12, in Nebraska, Community College Instrumental Music in Kansas, and worked at Eastern New Mexico University teaching low brass, jazz ensemble and improvisation, music theory, and was Director of the School of Music for two years before moving to Western Carolina University as Head of the Department of Music.   While at Western Carolina University he served as Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences for 3 years before becoming Founding Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western.   He is a veteran of the US Air Force and served in the SAC band for two years and the USAF Band in Europe for two years.   He has performed in numerous regional orchestras and was principle trombone in the Asheville, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra for four years.   He maintains a national reputation in brass composition.


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