Robert Yeats, M.M.
After graduating from Ithaca College in New York, Bob Yeats spent the next three years as band and orchestra director at PennYan Junior High located deep in the Finger Lakes wine country. Encouraged by a phone call from an old friend, he moved to Iowa City to work on a Master's degree and spend a couple of years playing brass quintets. That was in 1969. Bob retired from the University of Iowa in 2003 after more than 30 years of teaching and 33 years with the Iowa Brass Quintet. Aside from spending his days amusing his cats, Bob tutors at the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids, serves on the Board of the Scattergood School and the American Friends Service Committee and can be occasionally seen protesting the war in Iraq. He continues performing with the EIBB, Quad City Symphony and the Pine Mountain Music Festival.