Robby is a graduate of New Hanover public schools, UNC-Wilmington (BA in Music Education), UNC-Greensboro (MM in Conducting) and Boston University (DMME Music Education studies).
He recently retired from the North Carolina public school system after 33 years in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Pender County Schools teaching vocal, instrumental and general music in grades K-12. Robby has played trumpet in the Wilmington Symphony since 1976 and currently participates in other community groups such as the Salvation Army Brass Band, Harbour Towne Fest Band and Cape Fear Chorale.
He comes to St. Paul’s after ten years as choir director with Burgaw Presbyterian Church. Previous experience includes directing choirs at Zion United Methodist Church (Winnabow), Pearsall Presbyterian Church (Wilmington), and singing in the choir of St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington in the 1980’s under former St. Paul organist, Charlsie Harris.
Robby’s association with St. Paul’s goes back several decades, playing trumpet in many Christmas Eve services. Some folks may remember his aunt Vernelle, who was secretary at St. Paul’s in the late 1970’s.