Richard Robeson is a multidisciplinary teaching artist whose guitar-musicianship studio (FitMusicStudio) is in its 35th year. In addition to earning degrees in History and Literature at NC State University, his studies include guitar with Ralph Towner, Indian classical music with Ustad Hamid Hossein, Ustad K. Sridhar, Pandit Partha Chatterjee, and frame drumming with Glen Velez. A lifelong belief in the integral relationship between total-body awareness and musicianship eventually led to studies as a fitness professional. He completed his training in 1999 at Baylor Sports Medicine Institute. He is Adjunct Professor of Practice-Bioethics, Wake Forest University; and previously spent many years as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Medicine, UNC-CH School of Medicine. The year 2008-09 marked an artist residency in the UNC-CH music dept. He is the first person in school history to hold simultaneous appointments in its medical school and it music department. New CD Meet Me In Tangier follows the 2011 release, moonlight over the maghrib, in concept and execution as “a jazz-inflected homage to the Spanish and Middle Eastern roots of the guitar.”
From 2013 -2019 he was Executive Director of the International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM), an organization based in Ann Arbor, MI, but with members on five continents and in nearly two dozen countries.