Faculty - Vocal Instrumental
Robert Battle is glad to be returning for his ninth season with the MFAA. Originally from St. Louis, Battle is the Artistic Director of the Columbia Public Schools 5th Grade Honors Choir and member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Barbershop Harmony Society. He is also a certified to teach in New York State and is a fitness trainer for Les Mills BodyJam dance classes. Battle is an active voice teacher and advocate for equal arts opportunities in urban areas. He volunteers with the Center for Urban Agriculture and can be found teaching about food justice. Battle spends most of his off-time dancing, gardening, running, sewing, knitting, cooking, or catching up on short stories mostly written by David Sedaris. Aside from teaching, Battle is working on his master's in public affairs with an emphasis in non-profits in educational. He lives in Columbia with his partner and mini-schnauzer, Oscar.