KMEA Hall of Fame
Robert A. Steinbauer
Inducted in 1999
Robert A. Steinbauer holds the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan and the Doctor of Music from Indiana University. He has held teaching and administrative positions at South Carolina School for the Blind, Michigan University, Indiana University, Drury College, Wichita State University, and Kansas State University. He has extensive experience as recitalist, adjudicator, lecturer, clinician, and consultant/evaluator for the National Association of the Schools of Music. Bob served as President of the KMEA and KMTA, was nominated for President of the Southwestern Division of MENC, and served as Keyboard Chair for two MENC National conferences. As chair for the board of the National Piano Foundation, he brought MENC and MTNA into cooperative participation in Industry outreach to piano teachers. While at Kansas State University, he founded the Manhattan Music Teachers Association, the Manhattan Arts Council, and the Rotary International Leadership Conference. His terms at Wichita State and Kansas State totaled over twenty-five years.