Robert Petrisky - Principal Tuba

Robert Petrisky has been Principal Tuba of the Mid-Texas Symphony since 1986. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education from Southwest Texas State University where he studied tuba privately with J. Lesley Varner and conducting with James Sudduth. He has taught band for 38 years and was selected "Teacher of the Year" at A. J. Briesemeister Middle School in 1993 and 1996 and at J. Frank Dobie Junior High School in 2005. District-wide he was honored as “Secondary Teacher of the Year” by Seguin ISD in 1996 and by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD in 2005. Robert is currently Director of Bands and Fine Arts Dept. Chair at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas. He is married to Dr. Irene Petrisky who is an artist and education consultant.