Creative Arts Center
Bill Jobert is now in his sixth year at Wright State where he serves as the bassoon instructor, assistant director of bands, and Coordinator of Music Education.
Jobert performs in the Faculty Woodwind Quintet and with the University Chamber Orchestra as well as doing a faculty solo recital each year. He served for several years as principal bassoonists and personnel manager in the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra and is on the sub list for the Dayton Philharmonic, Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony, and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra.
Jobert received his master’s degree in bassoon performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music and his major teachers include Bill Davis, John Hunt, Loren Glickman and Carl Niche. He received his bachelor’s degree is in music education from the University of Georgia and student taught at Lassiter High School under Alfred Watkins and Sue Samuels.
He taught for over 12 years in public school, directing bands at the middle and high school levels and building award winning instrumental programs in upstate New York and Raleigh, North Carolina. After moving to Ohio, Jobert worked on the Mason high school marching band staff, began building a large high school bassoon studio which he still maintains today. He held the position of assistant marching band director at Lebanon high school for 4 years and has been a woodwind adjudicator for OMEA for the past 5 years. He has also served as a band and orchestra adjudicator for Showcase Music Festivals and at the Alberta Band Association Concert Band Festival in Canada.
Outside of all of that Jobert manages to make time for his family and to read a book or two. He is a huge Stephen King fan, having read almost everything published by the master of the macabre Careful to never going as far as to say that he is King's number one fan, as that would just be farmhouse-in-the-middle-of-the-woods creepy, Jobert would be amazing to meet King someday. Other authors he enjoys include the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series, James Patterson, Tobias Wolf, and Pat Conroy.