2021 Distinguished Alumni
B.S. Music '72
Dr. Robert Henry retired in 2014 as Senior Associate Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts and is professor emeritus of music education in the School of Music at Texas Tech University. He is a Past-President of the Texas Music Educators Association. He continues to serve on the Executive Board of the Texas Association of Music Schools as Chair of the Commission on Advocacy and Governmental Affairs.
He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Texas where he was awarded the UNT College of Music Outstanding Alumnus award in 2002, and received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in music education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Oklahoma State University respectively.
He was active as principal bass trombonist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and other regional symphony orchestras. He also performed with a number of touring artists throughout the Southwest and maintained an extremely active schedule as a jazz and commercial keyboardist.
He is the author of many music education and music-related publications nationally and internationally. Additionally, he has written and arranged numerous pieces for concert band, wind ensemble, marching band, band and choir, jazz band, orchestra, and various small ensembles.