Robert Palmer is currently (2018) in his second year of study at the Florida State University College of Music. He is studying with Michelle Stebleton as a brass performance Doctoral of Music student. Prior to starting at FSU, he spent two and a half years as the Director of Athletic Bands at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, West Virginia where he expanded the athletic band program into several different avenues, built a network of professional relationships across the east coast, and has led clinics at over 100 high schools.
He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Composition and horn performance from Western Illinois University, where he studied with Randall Faust and Lee Kessinger on horn, and Paul Paccione, James Caldwell, and James Romig in composition. He lives in Tallahassee, FL with his wife Bekah and two children, Gavin and Sophia.