About Kris Roberson
Get to know Kris Roberson
Kris A. Roberson, B.S., M.M.
Kris has extensive performing (trumpet) and teaching (trumpet, french horn, & beginning trombone) experience for private brass, and beginning piano & guitar in Cobb County. Some of Kris’ students have: Yielded high ratings at Georgia Solo & Ensemble Festivals; Been nominated as Governor’s Honors Candidates in music; been the recipient of the prestigious John Philip Sousa Award, Winning by audition first & high chairs & acceptance at Georgia All-State Festivals; Winning by audition acceptance into the County Honor bands; Cobb County Honor Jazz Band, acceptance & attendance in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Band from the 1996 Olympic Games; Winning by audition acceptance & attendance to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp; Winning by audition spots in MYSO Atlanta, EYSO of Emory/Atlanta & GYSO of Marietta/Cobb County; Winning by audition placement in the ASYO in Atlanta; Winning by audition placement in The Spirit of America Honor Band, Macy’s All American Thanksgiving Day Parade Marching Band as well as The Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps. Some of Kris’ students have gone on to become Drum Major not only in their High School bands but also Drum Major in their college bands including: UGA, Auburn & Notre Dame.
Some of Kris’ students have gone on to be very successful in their collegiate music endeavors with achievements ranging from selective high seating attainment in their college bands to being the recipient of a full scholarship award to study music. Studio emphasis is to help the student individually and/or to be more successful in band class.
Kris has worked in the music departments of, given musical demonstrations & run instrumental sectionals in the Cobb County Public Schools.
Kris has experience playing trumpet in several orchestras, numerous community events & ensembles, and also played trumpet & guitar at church as well as doing some musical composing & arranging there.
Kris has also been musical adjudicator for The National PTA/PTSA Reflections Program “Musical Compositions” category.
In College Kris won the GMEA State title in Music Composition & studied music composition with Dr. Tommy Joe Anderson.
Kris went on to premier two compositions, Flower Songs, (Performed by Vocalist Kelly Taylor & Pianist Brenda England-Brent) a song cycle for soprano voice & piano. Also Remembrances, (Performed by Vocalist, Rebecca Teem & Pianist Brenda England-Brent) a song cycle for mezzo soprano voice & piano at Kennesaw State University. Kris continues to compose when time permits.
Kris was a member of and played soprano bugle in The Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (director: Freddy Martin) traveling on the Drum Corps International (DCI) Tour with the Corps. The tour culminated in Montreal Canada where the Corps placed 9th in the coveted top twelve of the DCI World Championship Finals.
Kris writes and is published in poetry; enjoys playing & learning guitar; plays piano & has a number of original compositions for piano that may be available in the future.
Kris was awarded “The Eagle Scout Mentor Award” by trumpet student Dan Hudadoff who Eagled.