Robert Nordman, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Music Education at UMSL, was recently profiled in the Ladue News. (Photo by August Jennewein)

Playing trumpet in middle school sparked a life-long love of music for Robert Nordman, the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Music Education at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

“I had a couple of really fun band directors in a good band program, and that just started me on that path,” Nordman said in a recent Ladue News article.

The paper recognized Nordman’s 50-year career as a music educator by highlighting his talents and lauding his involvement in the local arts scene in St. Louis.

“Not only is there this energy while working in a performing arts career that keeps one feeling younger and more alive, but working with young people also does that,” Nordman said in the article.

This past January, Nordman was inducted into the Missouri Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. At UMSL, he serves as chair of the Department of Music and holds a joint appointment with the College of Fine Arts and Communication and College of Education.

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