William T. Robinson, III, directed bands at the junior and senior high school levels in Huntsville, Alabama for thirty-one years, and for seven years in Cowan, Tennessee. He served on the faculties of Oakwood College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is an adjunct faculty member at Alabama A & M University, Calhoun Community College, and Catholic High School and maintains a private studio. Mr. Robinson earned his B.A., M.M.Ed., and Ed.S. degrees from Clark Atlanta University, VanderCook College of Music, and the University of North Alabama, respectively. He has served as an exchange teacher at the Interlochen Arts Center, Chairman of the Alabama National Band Association, Chairman of the Alabama Minority Concern for Music Education National Conference, President of Alabama Phi Beta Mu, and has received the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence. Mr. Robinson was a host and producer of the radio program "Nuances in Black Music," a program devoted to Black Classical Music. His books, Fun with the Oboe and Oboe Solos - Beginning Level are published by Mel Bay. He is the author of The Embryonic Oboist: An Illustrated Guide for the Beginning Oboist and is the editor of the Ten Intermediate Phrasing Etudes for Oboe, Ten Intermediate Phrasing Etudes for Clarinet, and Intermediate Clarinet Solos. He has conducted honor bands and workshops in Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Mississippi, and The Midwest Clinic in 2005. He is also a member of the Alabama Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Hall of Fame.