Mike Robinson serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Georgia. His duties include teaching courses in music education and conducting as well as directing the Symphonic Band and the 400-member Redcoat Marching Band. A native of Florida, Robinson received the B.M. and M.M. degrees in Music Education and the D.M.A. degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Miami. Prior to this appointment, he served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of South Florida in Tampa and Director of Bands at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Robinson also taught eleven years in the public schools of Florida, most notably as Director of Bands at Seminole High School in Pinellas County Florida. In addition, he has received numerous honors and awards including Pinellas County Teacher of the Year in 1993, and Educator of the Year in 1994. More recently he received the USF College of Visual and Performing Arts Outstanding Service Award in 2003, the Orpheus Award from Phi Mu Alpha in 2005, and the Friend of the Arts award from Sigma Alpha Iota in 2007. Robinson is active as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout United States. He also has extensive experience in the marching arts having served in a variety of capacities with top DCI corps such as the Boston Crusaders, Cadets, Carolina Crown, Iowa Colts, and Suncoast Sound.