Skip Navigation

KSC Announces 2009-10 KSC Music Department Distinguished Alumni Award

Mr. Rob Westerberg is the recipient of the Keene State College Department of Music’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2009-10. He currently serves as the choral director at York High School in York, Maine and is the director of the Portland Community Chorus. Mr. Westerberg earned a B.M. in Music Education from at Keene State College and an M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Maine.

Rob Westerberg previously taught at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, New Hampshire and Bellows Falls Union High School in Vermont. He is the past President of the Maine Music Educators Association, Vermont Music Educators Association, and the Vermont Choral Directors Association.

He has managed District, All State and Eastern Division Choirs and served as chairman for the Maine All State Music Festival in both 2005 and 2006. In 2000, Westerberg was nationally recognized by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association as one of their “accomplished” Music Teachers and was a 2007 nominee for the Maine Arts Alliance Bill Bonyun Award for Arts Advocacy. During the 2005-06 school year, he also served the Maine Department of Education in the rewriting and revision of the Maine Learning Results for the Visual and Performing Arts.

At York High School, his choirs annually consist of nearly one third of the student body, and twice his YHS Chamber Singers have performed at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Dr. Dennis Cox. Mr. Westerberg has also conducted the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Magic Of Christmas Choir, guest conducted over forty Choirs throughout New England, and continues his tenure as Senior High Choral Director for MSYM; the University of Maine’s Summer Youth Music program in Orono and once again for the Laurel Music Camp in Winstead, CT. He recently conducted the 2010 New Hampshire All-State Treble Choir in Concord. Mr. Westerberg resides in Biddeford, Maine.

Mr. Westerberg will be a guest on the KSC campus on Thursday, November 4, 2010 and will receive the award at a Concert Band performance in the Redfern Arts Center Main Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

For more information regarding the Distinguished Alumni Award or Mr. Westerberg’s visit to the Keene State College campus, please contact the Music Department at 603-358-2177.

Related Stories

Contact Keene State College

229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435