KMEA Hall of Fame
James P. Robertson
Inducted in 1982
James P. Robertson took his bachelor's degree from Drury College and his master's from Columbia University. He taught in Springfield, Missouri and conducted the Springfield Civic Symphony before coming to Wichita in 1949. From 1949 to 1973, Robertson was professor of music and director of the WSU Symphony Orchestra. From 1950 to 1970 he was musical director of the Wichita Symphony. He also conducted the Wichita Youth Symphony. He did guest conducting with orchestras in Dallas, San Antonio, Buffalo, and Miami. He was also guest conductor of the orchestras at the Interlochen Arts Academy and at Oberlin College.