Rob Grice
2024 KMEA 12A Honor Band Conductor
Rob Grice’s compositions have been performed widely within the United States as well as internationally, including Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. His Compositions have gained much popularity among music educators and students alike and have been selected for numerous state, national and international contest music list. He has over 160 publications with major music publishers such as Alfred, Wingert-Jones Publications, FJH Music Publisher, C L Barnhouse, Grand Mesa Music, Daehn Publications and others. Recently Mr. Grice created his own label, Composers’ Planet, to publish his new concert works. His music was featured on Japan’s JVC Victor Entertainment BRN Compact Disc Series, a standard interpretive reference source for Japan’s school music program. His commissions include the Iowa Bandmasters Association, Connecticut Music Educators Association, North Dakota Bandmasters, Concordia International School (Shanghai, China), Association of Music in International Schools (United Kingdom), Menominee River High School Honors Band (WI) and Lyndonville Central School District (New York).

Mr. Grice’s career as a music educator spans over 30 years and includes teaching in Alabama Public schools, American and British International Schools in China as well as adjunct faculty of Troy University. Mr. Grice has served as conductor and clinician throughout much of the United States as well as China, Canada, Singapore and Oman. His ability to write pedagogically effective music for educational music ensembles can be attributed to his vast experience as an educator. In 2010, Mr. Grice traveled to Oman to conduct the American International School of Muscat High School Symphonic Band in the premiere performance of "Mountain of the Sun". After retirement from Alabama Public schools, Mr. Grice had the opportunity to teach students from all over the world at Shanghai Community International School (Hangzhou Campus) and Dulwich College Suzhou. An experience that opened the door to gaining a broader understanding of the world.