Robert McCashin Obituary, Death – The world of music and education mourns the profound loss of a revered figure, as the JMU School of Music announces the passing of Dr. Robert McCashin on August 5, 2023. With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a luminary whose influence extended far beyond his 43-year career in music education. Dr. McCashin’s legacy, impact, and enduring spirit will forever resonate within the hearts and minds of his friends, colleagues, students, and beloved family.
Dr. McCashin, a distinguished Professor Emeritus and former Director of Orchestras, as well as a Professor of Conducting at JMU, leaves behind a remarkable legacy that speaks to his unwavering dedication and unparalleled passion for the world of music. His journey was characterized by decades of nurturing and shaping young minds, sculpting musicians into maestros, and instilling in them not only technical prowess but also a deep understanding of the soulful artistry that is music.
Upon his retirement in 2016, Dr. McCashin’s impact remained a living testament to his lifelong commitment to the craft. His influence extended beyond the classroom and the stage, permeating the very fabric of the musical community he held dear. Through his guidance, mentorship, and charismatic presence, countless musicians found their voices and their paths, forever indebted to the wisdom he shared.
As we bid our final farewell, we invite all who were touched by Dr. McCashin’s magic to join us in celebrating his life at a memorial service on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 2:00pm. The Wilson Hall Auditorium, nestled on the JMU campus, will be the setting for a gathering of remembrance and tribute to a life so beautifully lived. A reception at Hotel Madison will follow the service, a chance for the community to come together, share stories, and find solace in unity.
In honor of Dr. McCashin’s profound love for music, a performing ensemble will grace the memorial service with their talents, offering a poignant tribute to the melodies that resonated deeply with his heart. For those who wish to participate in this ensemble, further information can be found at the following link: [link here].
For inquiries concerning the memorial service, please reach out to Carrie Finnegan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us come together, as Dr. McCashin would have wished, to commemorate a life that illuminated the world through music and left an indelible mark on all fortunate enough to have known him.
Though he has left this earthly stage, Dr. Robert McCashin’s melody will forever echo in the music he created, the hearts he touched, and the legacy he leaves behind.