Robert Apple earned his B.M. in trumpet performance in 2011, and his M.M. in trumpet performance in 2013. In 2018, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to continue his dissertation research in Austria. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at the University of Memphis, where he is also working to complete a graduate certificate in museum studies. Robert also studies and plays the baroque, keyed, and low-f romantic trumpets, and the keyed bugle.