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The Life and Pedagogy of Professor Robert D. Weast

Catherine R Sharp-Martinez, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


This document will discuss and examine the life and pedagogical teachings of former Drake University trumpet professor, Robert D. Weast. Due to his recent passing, it is important that Weast’s contributions be preserved for future musicians. Robert Weast has contributed a multitude of resources to brass players in the past; most of which are difficult to find or are out of print. As a self-trained musician, Weast offered personal and introspective methods of music education and pedagogical advice to all brass players. This paper will serve as a documented legacy of Robert Weast’s life story, including memoirs from his past, mentors and inspirational figures, teaching philosophies, professional and educational experiences, and testimonials from former students. This document will also delve into Weast’s published books, articles and writings, all of which are centered around brass pedagogy. To conclude this writing, a recent interview with Weast will be included at the end. With the assistance of the late Robert D. Weast and his family, this document will be both biographical and autobiographical.

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Sharp-Martinez, Catherine R, "The Life and Pedagogy of Professor Robert D. Weast" (2021). ETD collection for University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AAI28419788.