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Robbie Schaer (B.M. in Music - Music Performance, 2002 Brass)

Robbie SchaerRob Schaer is a freelance trumpet performer in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Schaer began performing on the streets of Disney World in Orlando, Florida when he was only 17 years old. He continued working at Disney World while finishing a Bachelors Degree in Trumpet from the University of Central Florida, studying with John Almeida. Mr. Schaer recently finished a Masters Degree and Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, studying with Boyde Hood. Schaer has been influenced by many great teachers including Charlie Davis, Wayne Bergeron, Don Green and Bobby Shew.

To date, Rob Schaer has many recording credits to his name including several big band albums and television/motion picture soundtracks. He has had the privilege of performing and/or recording with a wide variety of artists such as John Williams, Paul Anka, Patti Austin, Frankie Valli, Outkast, The Offspring, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennet, Steve Miller, Brian Culbertson, Frank Sinatra, Jr, The Henry Mancini Institute, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, The Los Angeles Philharmonic with Esa-Pekka Salonen, The GRAMMY Awards and many others. Rob has performed on American Dad, at the Playboy Jazz Festival, and at a tribute for George Lucas and Steve Spielberg.

“Being in school and studying with wonderful professors like John Almeida, Jeff Rupert and Ron Ellis completely changed my life and my approach to music. Without their help and guidance, I wouldn’t be where I am today. For that reason, the music performance degree I earned at UCF means the world to me.” – Rob Shaer

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