Conductor Roberto Martinez (Robby)




English and Spanish


San Diego State University California:

  • Master Degree in Music Composition and Conducting, 1975
  • Dr. David-Ward Steinman, Composition Master
  • Professor Harold Hill, Conducting Master

San Diego State University, California:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education, 1972

San Bernardino Valley Community College:

  • Associated Arts Degree, Music Education, 1970

San Gorgonio High School, San Bernardino, California, 1968

Private Education


Dr. Jon Robertson (Protégé of Maestro Herbert Blomstedt) Redlands Symphony, UCLA 1996 to 2000
John Ferrer, Bakersfield Symphony and Daniel Lewis USC 2003
Professor Rowen Taylor, Pierce College, Los Angeles California 1987 to 1989
Professor Howard Hill, SDSU 1973 to 1975


Roger Stephens, Principal Flute, Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1980 to 1982
Gerald Rudy, Principal Flute, New York Philharmonic, 1970 to 1978

Professional Positions (one season or more)

The Desert Community Orchestra, Ridgecrest, California 1995 to present
The United Festival Orchestra and Chorus, San Diego and Los Angeles, California 2007
The Tehachapi Pops Orchestra, Tehachapi, California 2007 to 2010
The Verein Tonkunstler Woodwind Ensemble, Los Angeles, California 1984 to 1989


West Valley Symphony, (Principal) Los Angeles 1980 to 1989
The Italian Opera Company, (Piccolo) Los Angeles 1983
The Los Angeles Police Academy Wind Ensemble (Principal) 1978 to 1983
The Ice Follies and Ice Capades Orchestras, (Principal) Los Angeles 1980 to 1981
The Starlight Civic Light Opera Company, San Diego (Principal) 1972 to 1979
The Calvin Jackson Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, San Diego (Principal) Tour Orchestra 1975 to 1977

Education Positions

Bakersfield College 1989 to present

  • Director of Instrumental Music (Orchestra and Wind Ensemble) 1989 to 2007
  • Division Chairman of The Fine and Performing Arts 1991 to 1995
  • Professor of Music 2007 to present

The Kern County Music Educators Association, (President) Bakersfield California 2004 to 2005
The Buckley School (Director of Bands) (College Preparatory) 1980 to 1989
The Docents of The Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1978 to 1981


The Cambridge Who’s Who of American Teachers 2007
The Who’s Who of America’s Teachers 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
The Day of The Americas (for Arts and Humanities) 2004
The Arts Council of Kern (for Arts and Humanities) 2000
The National Institute of Staff and Development (NISOD) (for Arts and Instruction) presented at the
University of Texas, Austin 1994
The Beautiful Bakersfield Award (for Arts and Humanities) 1992

Artists Conducted by Robert Martinez

Classical Guitarist Laurindo Almeida
Flutist James Walker (Former Principal, Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Saxophonist Harvey Pittel
Mezzo Soprano Diva Jennifer Jones (Former Principal, New York Metropolitan Opera Company)
Soprano Cheri Stark (Long Beach Opera Educational outreach program)
Soprano Anya Matanovic (Former Principal, Los Angeles Opera Company)
Soprano Camila Arnold
Classical Guitarist Lawrence Spector
Vocalist Alan Paul (The Manhattan Transfer vocal group)
Vocalist Vann Johnson (The Yanni Orchestra)
Vocalist Dee Dee Phelps (The Dick and Dee Dee vocal duo)
Jazz Guitarist Hirth Martinez
Electric Violinist Terry Glenny
Songwriter, Composer, Guitarist Tomas Lima (Brazil)


The Conductor’s Guild
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammy Awards)
American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC)
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
The Cambridge Who’s Who of American Teachers, Lifetime Member
San Diego State University Alumni Association, Lifetime Member
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