Robert Spring, equally at home on the concert stage, the teaching studio or the recital stage, performs over 100 recital/concert performances a year, and has presented classes in over 150 universities, conservatories and colleges throughout the United States, and over 20 countries.
Spring attended the University of Michigan where he was awarded three degrees, including the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, and has received the Citation of Merit award from the Alumni Association of that institution. His teachers included John Mohler, David Shifrin and Paul Shaller.
Spring has performed as a recitalist or soloist with symphony orchestras and wind bands in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America, and has been heard in the United States on National Public Radio's, Performance Today and in Canada on CBC. He frequently serves as clinician and adjudicator and teaches on the faculties of several summer music festivals. He has published numerous articles on multiple articulation and other contemporary clarinet techniques.
Spring was President of the International Clarinet Association from 1998-2000 and has performed for the 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003 International Clarinet Association conventions. He hosted the 1995 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest at Arizona State University where he is presently Professor of Clarinet. Dr. Spring is also principal clarinet of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, OH. He is a Buffet Artist, and plays the Buffet Greenline Clarinet exclusively.