Robert Windbiel biography
Robert Windbiel, has been a substitute and adjunct teacher at Lehman and is currently a College Lab Technician in the Music Department. He is also Lehman's adjunct electric guitar teacher, focusing on jazz harmony and technique.
As guitarist/composer Windbiel has written for chamber ensembles, jazz and blues groups, vocalists and pop bands. Recent works include "Danger Invites Rescue... I Call it Loving: A James Tate Cabaret-Art Song Cycle," "PPCT Suite" for Pied Piper Children’s Theatre’s (of Inwood), "Perpetual Motion/Postlude" (for tuned percussion quartet), "Bob Windbiel Plays Music for Lovers and Other Strangers" (a series of songs without words for electric guitar, bass and drums), and "You Look Like a God Sitting There" another cabaret-art song cycle based on the poems of James Tate. He has performed with the Sorgen/Rust/Windbiel trio releasing "Outlet" (on the historic jazz label ESP Disk) and his own pop-rock-indie band, Marcel Monroe, which charted nationally on college radio with its releases "Love is Not" and "Framed." He has also performed and recorded with Patrick Grant, Leslie Nuchow, Joe Giardullo, Walter Thompson, Harvey Sorgen and Lisa Hogan. He has studied guitar with Barry Finnerty and Ted Dunbar, piano with Samuel Aster and Dr. Peter Vinograde and composition with Lawrence Widdoes. He has been the recipient of Meet the Composer grants and his discography as a guitarist runs to ten releases. In 2007, after going back to school for a music teaching degree, he received the John Corigliano Composition Scholarship at Lehman College in the Bronx. A native New Yorker, Windbiel lives in Manhattan with his wife, the singer Kimberley Jean, and their two children Bix and Genevieve
Last modified: Oct 19, 2012