Dr. Robert Tueller directs the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, University Baroque Ensemble and cello studies. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Early Music Performance as a student of James Tyler, and his Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting as a student of Daniel Lewis at the University of Southern California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Violoncello Performance from Utah State University. Dr. Tueller joined the BYU-Idaho faculty in 2001 having previously directed orchestra programs at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of Montana-Missoula, and Modesto Junior College in central California. Active as a professional conductor and cellist in California, he played principal cello with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra and served as assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra. His baroque cello and viola da gamba playing have been recorded on RCM Records. He currently serves as principal cellist of the Idaho Falls Symphony and was a featured soloist during their 2016-17 season.