Robert White

Based in Detroit, Michigan, Robert White enjoys an active performing career as an orchestral and recording musician. Recent and upcoming engagements include performances with the Blossom Festival Orchestra in Cleveland, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. From 2004 to 2009, Robert held the position of Second Trumpet with the Charlotte Symphony, having been appointed by then Music Director Christof Perick. Prior to auditioning for the Charlotte Symphony, Robert was on the faculty of Indiana State University and enjoyed an active career in Indianapolis as a studio musician and freelance trumpeter. While in Indianapolis, Robert also performed regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony.
Mr. White has been a member of the trumpet faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina since 2006. In 2007-2008, Robert served a one-year faculty appointment at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts. While a student, Robert was selected to participate in the Spoleto USA Festival, the Music Academy of the West, and the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. White has appeared as a trumpet soloist with the Charlotte Symphony, the Indiana State University Wind Ensemble, the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, and also as a frequent recitalist and chamber musician.
Robert holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance and Literature from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Robert completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Western Michigan University. His primary trumpet teachers are John Rommel, Stephen Burns, and Scott Thornburg.