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Robert Mayes

Robert Mayes

Associate Professor of Music Education

office: MSM 140
office phone: (713) 743-3176
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017
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Robert Mayes is an associate professor of music education at the Moores School of Music.  He teaches instrumental conducting, brass teaching methods, secondary music education, and is a student teaching supervisor.  For 16 years, he previously served as the University of Houston Director of Bands, leading the Cougar Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Cougar Brass.  Bands under his direction received international acclaim with performances in Japan, Mexico, France, and Ireland.  Prior to joining the Moores School faculty in 1984, Professor Mayes was Director of Athletic Bands, concert band, and jazz ensemble, at Texas Tech University and the University of Wyoming.  Prior to becoming a professor, he was a public school teacher at Robert E. Lee High school in Midland, Texas.  Mayes is a member of Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Texas Music Education Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Beta Mu. He has received the Citation of Excellence from Phi Beta Mu for “outstanding contributions to bands and band music.” He was also awarded The Silver Baton Award for “having maintained a record of excellence and continuous quality of service to bands, band members, and instrumental music education.”