As an educator, teaches trumpet, Jazz History, and Jazz Combo, and he performs with the Capital Brass Quintet and the faculty jazz group Spectrum.
When Parton is not working in Columbus or Chicago you will often find him directing an All-State jazz band or acting as a guest artist with many high school and college jazz programs throughout the country. He has presented concerts or clinics at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, International Association of Jazz Educators convention, MENC and many other music educators conventions.
Parton has earned national and international accolades for his seven critically acclaimed compact discs on the Sea Breeze Jazz label, and the first Rob Parton Big Band CD is expected to be released late 2011.
Recent Professional Accomplishments
Performer at the Midwest Clinic 2010: An International Band and Orchestra Conference
Director of the Illinois All State Honors Jazz Band 2011
Director of the Illinois Music Educators Association District 7 Junior High Jazz Band
Rob Parton Quartet CD released in 2009 on Jazztech Records