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Robert Childs

Job Role: Brass Band Study Area Leader

Department: Brass

Honours: MMus (Dist), PGCE (Dist), FLCM (Hons), ARCM (Hons), FRWCMD.


Doctor Robert Childs is a pre-eminent figure in the world of brass music.

Robert was appointed Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Cory Band. His success with them was unprecedented and, having returned to his homeland of Wales, he became Director of Brass Band Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.


For over thirty years he has performed internationally at the highest level, giving solo performances in many of the world’s most prestigious venues. He has given masterclasses at leading conservatoires throughout Europe and is widely recognised as a leading education specialist within his field.

Notable Achievements

Robert was awarded a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Salford. He is also an Associate of the Royal College of Music and a Fellow of the London College of Music. Robert’s musical achievements were recognised by the Worshipful Company of Musicians when he was awarded the prestigious Iles Medal.

Robert was awarded ‘Freedom of the City of London’ and later received the prestigious John Edwards Memorial Award by the Welsh Music Guild for his outstanding contribution to Welsh Music. He was also made a Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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