1980-present. Instructor. Provide private jazz improvisation and saxophone and clarinet instruction to advanced students in addition to clinic appearances.

1996-present. University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Los Angeles, CA, adjunct faculty.

1977-79. Assistant Professor, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA. Teaching assignments: Applied Saxophone & clarinet, Jazz Improv (all levels), Jazz Ensemble Direction, Woodwind Methods, Theory, and Saxophone Quartet.

1977. Eastman Preparatory Department. Jazz Improvisation, Woodwind Master Class, and Jazz Ensemble.

1976-77. Eastman School of Music Graduate Assistant. Beginning Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Ensemble.



1975 B.S. Music Education, Glassboro State College, Glassboro, N.J., (Clarinet Major), first chair wind ensemble and orchestra, lead alto in jazz ensemble and studio orchestra

1977 M.M. Performance, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. Jazz studies and contemporary media. Lead alto jazz ensemble and studio orchestra

Private study with Antony Chicarelli from the Philadephia Orchestra, Eddie Daniels, Dave Liebman, Ramon Ricker, and Jim Walker


Bob Sheppard has conducted clinics at the following locations:


North Carolina School for the Arts, Winston Salem, NC 2003
Kansas State University, Witchita, KS 2003
JL Smith Woodwinds, Charlotte, NC 2003
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2003
The Jazz School, Nashville, TN 2003
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 2003
Middle Tennesee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 2003
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA 2002
Cal Tech Pomona, Pomona, CA 2002
Henry Mancini Institute, Aug. 2002
The Jazz School (Jazz Flute Workshop), Berkeley, CA, July 2002
Univ. of AZ, Jazz Week, Mar. 2002
Skidmore College Summer Jazz Workshop, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2002
Int'l Assoc Jazz Ed, Long Beach, CA
Loyola Univ. Jazz Festival, LA
Pepperdine Univ, Malibu, CA
Univ. of Redlands, Redlands, CA
Loyola Univ, New Orleans, LA
University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Eastfield College, Dallas, TX
Shoreline College, Seattle, WA
Columbia College, Columbia, CA
Wichita Kansas Pub. School System
Chabot College, Hayward, CA
Questa College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Cal St. Fullerton Summer Jazz Camp
St. Mary's College, San Antonio, TX
University of Texas, Austin, TX
Fullerton Music, Fullerton, CA
Mt. St. Mary's College, Walnut, CA
Brigham Young Univ, Provo, UT
Lewis & Clark Univ, Lewiston, ID
Glendale High School, Glendale, CA
Dick Grove School, adjunct faculty
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Loyola University Jazz Band
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Univ. of Las Vegas, NN, March 2006
Downey High School, CA, March 2006


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