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M.Mus (Dist) ARCM (Hons) FLCM PGCE (dist) DMA Salford

Dr Robert Childs is one of AoBBA’s most sought after adjudicators, having judged the
Championship Section at most of the Regional Competitions, The British Open, The Spring
Festival, and many National Contests including Britain (RAH), Australia, New Zealand,
Germany, Norway, Switzerland Italy, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Holland, USA, Denmark and
the World Brass Band Championships in Kerkrade (Holland).
For many years he performed at the highest level as a euphonium soloist and is now recognised as
a leading education specialist within his field. Robert is currently Director of Brass Band Studies
at the Royal Welsh College of Music (Cardiff).
In 2000 Robert relinquished his position as principal euphonium with Black Dyke Band in order
to become the M.D. of Cory Band. During his tenure with Cory, the band won the World Brass
Band Championships, National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, Brass in Concert
Championship, British Open Championships (three times), European Brass Band Championships
(three times), Welsh Regional Championships (seven times) and led the Band to the No.1
position in the official World Rankings.
In 2002 Robert was awarded a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Salford Uni. and is also an
Associate of The Royal College of Music and Fellow of The London College of Music. Robert
gained a master’s degree with distinction from Leeds Uni. and holds a Post Graduate Certificate
in Education from the Open University.
In 2007 his remarkable achievements were recognized by the Worshipful Company of Musicians
when he was awarded the prestigious Iles Medal.
In 2008 Robert was given ‘Freedom of the
City of London’ and also received the prestigious John Edwards Memorial Award by the Welsh
Music Guild. Recently he was awarded the Certificate of Excellent from Butlins Championships. Robert is
currently Artistic Director of the NYBBGB.

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