Robyn L. Bell C O N D U C T O R
Known for her innovative thematic programming and informative, witty, and entertaining audience talks, Robyn L. Bell has taken the Florida pops orchestra music scene by storm. From Rhapsody in Blue to Carmina Burana, Brahms to Bernstein, Williams to Sondheim, Robyn leads pops orchestras with her dynamic personality, musical presence, and precise baton technique.
Audience members rave about Robyn’s work on and off the podium:
“Robyn is very personable and comfortable with her role. She made the evening fun and the Pops Orchestra was great.”
“Robyn spoke so interestingly and conducted beautifully.”
“Robyn is a riot and she helped to make the music even more interesting!”
“Robyn’s humor makes every event a bit more fun.”
“Robyn’s energy, charm, knowledge, and terrific conducting made the concert even more fun!”
“I always enjoy the conductor, Robyn. She is very entertaining.”
Robyn is versed in both orchestral repertoire as well as concert band literature. She is the conductor and music director of the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota, conductor and music director of the Bradenton Symphony Orchestra, the Director of Instrumental Studies at the State College of Florida, and former conductor of the Sarasota Orchestra Youth Symphony. She has guest conducted the Venice Symphony in Venice, Florida and the Sterling Municipal Concert Band in Sterling, Illinois.
Robyn has a Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Tennessee and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston University. She has received the Silver Baton Award from Women Band Directors International and has been recognized by the Georgia Music Educators Association for her outstanding contributions to music education. Robyn was awarded the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association and was made an honorary life member of Tau Beta Sigma, a national band sorority dedicated to serving college band programs.