2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert K Webb
Robert Karl Webb received his undergraduate and doctorate from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He was awarded his master’s degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Prior to his appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he taught in the public schools of Moberly, Missouri, and was the director of the Hobart, Indian High School Band. Before his retirement from UW-Whitewater in 1989, Dr. Webb was professor of flute and clarinet, coordinator of the music education faculty and director of the University Flute Choir. The UWW Flute Choir performed under his direction at national and district meetings of the Music Educators Music Conference. He conducted the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir in Milwaukee in 1974 and the NFA High School Flute Choir in Dallas in 1979, the NACWPI-NFA Flute Choir at the MENC convention in Miami in 1980 and the NFA High School Flute Choir in Los Angeles in 1992. He also conducted the combined flute choirs of the University of Florida and Southern University of Florida at the Florida Flute Association meetings in Melbourne, FL. In 1997, Dr. Webb was asked to write two arrangements for the Jubilation Flute Orchestra for the celebration of the 25th year of the NFA and the 150th year of the death of Felix Mendelssohn.
Now in his 91st year, Dr. Webb has most recently been recognized for his contribution to the music program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater by his inclusion in the College of Arts and Communication Wall of Recognition.
During his tenure at Whitewater, Dr. Webb was the most published member of the music faculty having articles pertaining to music education, philosophy of music education and articles aimed at the playing and performing of woodwind instruments and music arranging.