Robert Strobel (b. 1988) undertakes the task of modestly composing fresh and expressive art music for our time. In late 2016, he received special mention in the Alfred Schnittke International Composers’ Forum & Competition after having had his piece performed in the concerts. His music has been broadcast twice on WPRB Princeton in Marvin Rosen’s 25-hour new music marathon, and once on Hawaii Public Radio, in the program “Singing and Other Sins.” Recently, his music was featured at the 2017 SCI VI conference, the 2017 Tutti Festival, and the 2017 New Music Festival at University of Nebraska-Kearney. Some things that were provided to him through the University of Missouri, Mizzou New Music Initiative include being a winner in the Missouri Orchestra Composer’s Project, and being commissioned a work for some of the St. Louis Symphony Strings. Recently, he earned a Doctor of Music degree in composition at Florida State University. Robert also has degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MM Composition), where he studied with W. Thomas McKenney, and the University of Northern Colorado (BM Composition and Oboe Performance, MM Oboe Performance), where he studied with Robert Ehle, Paul Elwood, and John McLaird.