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Robert Gale

Adjunct Instructor of Music (Trombone & Euphonium)headshot

B.S., Music Education, University of Illinois

Robert Gale is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at The College of New Jersey where he teaches:

  • MUS 213: Intermediate Private Euphonium Lessons
  • MUS 214: Intermediate Private Trombone Lessons
  • MUS 313: Advanced Private Euphonium Lessons
  • MUS 314: Advanced Private Trombone Lessons
  • MUS 413: Advanced Private Euphonium Lessons
  • MUS 414: Advanced Private Trombone Lessons

He received his B.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois where he studied under Sigurd Swanson and Robert Gray on trombone and Daniel Perantoni on euphonium.  His previous teaching appointments include Saint Louis University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Valley Forge Military Academy, and Widener University.

As a professional musician, Mr. Gale has been Principal Trombone and Assistant Principal Trombone with the St. Louis Symphony, and Principal Trombone with the Richmond Symphony.  He has toured extensively with The Chestnut Brass and currently with the Philadelphia Brass.  Mr. Gale is now Principal Trombone of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Orchestra 2001, and is Lead Trombone of the house orchestra of the Walnut Street Theater.

Mr. Gale has toured all over the world as lead trombone and featured soloist with the big bands of Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Bob Crosby, Guy Lombardo, and many others.  He has also been lead trombone for Bob Hope, Barry Manilow, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, The Temptations, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, and Johnny Mathis, among others, and has recorded extensively for television, major motion pictures, popular music artists, symphony orchestras, and contemporary music ensembles.  Mr. Gale has hundreds of performances to his credit in the United States, New Zealand, Argentina, Uruguay, Great Britain, Switzerland, and France, including the U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball in January 1985.