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About Robert Komada
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Horsham, PA
Instructs: Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone
Education: PA Certified Music Education, NJ Certified Music Education. Music Education and Music Performance Degrees from University of the Arts, Phila., Pa. 1988
Performance Experience: Aspen Music Festival 1995. Evening Star Orchestra 1983-2015. Up Front Big Band 1990-2002. Knightsmen Big Band 1990-present. Blue Rhythm Orchestra 2015- Present
Teaching Experience: Philadelphia Archdiocese Schools as Band Director and Woodwind Instructor (also Brass) 1990 to 2010. Archbishop Ryan and Cardinal Dougherty HS. General Music at John Paul II Regional School, Stratford NJ 2010 - 2018.
Teaching Philosophy: The more one knows about everything, the better anything you do will be - Artie Shaw.
Get to know Robert Komada
Mr. Komada has been a life long resident of Bucks County. For the last 40 years he has been a professional musician in the area. In 1983 he chose The Univeristy of the Arts (Phila.) for its wide palette of musical stylesand excelled in both the classical and jazz ensembles simultaneously. An invitation to Belgrade and the International Clarinet Competition in 1987 bolstered his position as one of the finest clarinetists extant. After graduation in 1988, he pursued a busy schedule of performances, including the Brevard Music Festival (87-88), the Music Festival of Arkansas (91-92) and also touring nationwide with the Theater of Omaha (pit orchestra 93-94). This all culminated with a complete full scholarship in Jazz perfomance with the world-celebrated Aspen Music Festival of 1995. "Mr.K", as his students call him, turned his attentions to teaching in 1995 in order to reach a wider clientele. He began a long tenure with the Philadelphia Archdiocese Catholic Schools including Cardinal Dougherty and Archbishop Ryan as an instrumental teacher. After Dougherty closed in 2010, he aceepted a position as a General Music Teacher at John Paul II in NJ. During all this time Mr. K accepted a postion of Professor of Music at Chestnut Hill College in 2008 where he taught all the woodwinds in a Methods course, and Saxophone Class, eventually becoming the natural choice to lead the Jazz Ensemble. He has also added Oboe and Flute to his endevours since 1990. He has performed for over 35 years with various professional groups including the Evening Star Orchestra (Russian Ensemble), The Knightsmen Big Band (as Leader and Solosit), and the Upfront Big Band of Media Pa. (founding member and soloist). Whatever musical challege there may be, Mr. Komada is beyond well prepared to help his students achieve any goals they may desire.
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