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choral conductor

Robert Jesse Summer, American choral conductor. Named one of Outstanding Young Men American, 1976, Individual Artist of Year Tampa Arts Council, 1989; recipient Helen D. Roberts Cultural award Florida Suncoast Opera, 1987. Member American Choral Directors Association (past president Florida chapter 1989-1991), Music Educators National Conference, Florida Vocal Association.

Background

Summer, Robert Jesse was born on November 19, 1941 in Riverside, New Jersey, United States. Son of Robert J. Junior and Mildred (Lahr) Summer.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Susquehanna University, 1963. MM in Voice, Indiana University, 1966. Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting, Indiana University, 1978.

Career

Choral director, Riverside High School, 1963-1964;director choral activities, Susquehanna U., Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 1966-1970;director choral activities, U. South Florida, Tampa, since 1973. Founder, conductor Susquehanna Valley Chorale, 1968-1970, Master Chorale Tampa Bay, since 1979. Guest conductor Florida Orchestra, Tampa, since 1986, other choruses throughout United States, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, 1990.

Adjudicator choral festivals throughout United States.

Membership

Member American Choral Directors Association (past president Florida chapter 1989-1991), Music Educators National Conference, Florida Vocal Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, golf.

Connections

Married Averill Vanderipe, January 21, 1967. 1 child, William Robert.

father:
Robert J. Summer Junior

mother:
Mildred (Lahr) Summer

spouse:
Averill Vanderipe

child:
William Robert Summer