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Musician 1st Class Robert A. Kurth,

Associate Enlisted Conductor, Bass/Baritone


MU1 Robert A. Kurth

Musician 1st Class Robert Kurth, a native of St. Clairsville, Ohio, joined the Sea Chanters in 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Music in music education from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, in 2003, and was the recipient of the Ferris and Dorothy Ohl Award. In 2008 he completed his Master of Music at Duquesne University, where he received the Phillip H. Inman Award in choral conducting.


Kurth has served as assistant director of choral activities at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he directed the Pappert Men's Chorale and taught conducting and voice classes. In 2013 Kurth was awarded Teacher of the Year, as voted by the student body. Kurth actively performed throughout the Pittsburgh area with many small roles and chorus parts for the Pittsburgh Opera and as a soloist around the greater Pittsburgh area. During that time Kurth also taught at Point Park University, guest conducted for PMEA events and was the worship leader at Covenant Community Church in Wheeling, West Virginia.