A 2008 graduate of Colorado State University, Robert Stahly received degrees in Music Education, Tuba Performance, and a String Pedagogy Certificate. During his 13 years of leadership as Director of Orchestras at Longmont High School, the orchestra program tripled in size while at the same time increasing the quality and diversity of the ensembles. In 2016, he was recognized as one of the top six educators in the St. Vrain Valley School District with an “Encore Award” and in 2019 he was a finalist for “Teacher of the Year.” Mr. Stahly is the Conductor of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra String Ensemble and former Conductor of the Longmont Youth Symphony String Ensemble.
Active as a performer, he is the former Associate Principal Cellist with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra and is the cellist for the Elevation String Quartet.
Mr. Stahly returned to CSU in 2022 to pursue a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting. He has also attended the CU Conducting Workshop, Conductors Institute at Bard College, Eastman School of Music Conducting Workshop, and CCM’s Opera Bootcamp.