Dr. Robert Alan Radmer is the founder and Music Director of the Balcones Community Orchestra, now in its twenty-third season. He has worked with youth orchestras and adult ensembles in six states, and for ten years was on the faculty of St. Edward’s University conducting the orchestra and teaching strings. In addition he serves on the faculty of the Austin Chamber Music Center. He is the Music Director and Conductor for the Central Texas Medical Orchestra working closely with Executive Director Walter Laich to raise funds for Austin area medical non-profit groups.
Radmer has appeared as a violist with chamber ensembles and orchestras in over two thousand performances since 1981 in 21 states and ten countries. He was awarded the Doctorate in Viola Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993, and has served on the music faculties of Texas State University, the College of Saint Scholastica, Eastern New Mexico University, and Southwest Texas State University. Radmer was honored by being named Teacher of the Year in 1996 by the American String Teachers Association (New Mexico Chapter).
Radmer teaches violin, viola and guitar in his private studio, and in his spare time he is a composer of concert music and is also an active member of the popular music scene in Austin. He performs and records as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and improvising violist with Jack Jensen in their band, Reel Sheboygan. In 2022 he accompanied the Eagles with 37 of Austin's finest in concert at Moody Center. He has started a new orchestra at Austin Community College and is excited about making music with the Northridge String Orchestra.