Robert Best is an Associate Professor of Voice and serves as the Recruiting Coordinator for the Vocal Studies Division. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied with Barbara Doscher and Robert Harrison. He also earned BM (Vocal Performance) and MM (Vocal Performance and Vocal Performance/Pedagogy) degrees from Arizona State University where he studied with Jerry Doan. Dr. Best is featured on three CD projects recorded on the Capstone Records and Innova Recordings labels, and two of these projects feature music that was specifically composed for Dr. Best’s voice. He was also an apprentice artist with Opera Colorado, and has been a featured soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, the International Festival of the Art Song, the Banff Centre of the Arts Academy of Singing in Canada, the National NATS Conference, the College Band Directors National Conference, the Texoma NATS Region Fall Conference, the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, and Society of Composers, Inc. regional conferences.