Bob McClure began playing horn while in 5th grade. While an undergraduate at Cal State Fullerton, he continued playing in the university’s wind ensemble and orchestra while completing a BA in Economics. He next completed a Master’s degree in Music Performance at USC’s Thornton School of Music while studying with Vincent DeRosa.

After a brief but poverty stricken stint as a professional musician, playing in a touring brass quintet and subbing in the Phoenix Symphony, Bob hung up the horn and began a career in financial services. After 8 years at Merrill Lynch, Bob earned an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business and opened his own firm, McClure Investment Management, LLC in 2001.

From 2007 to 2015, Bob was a lecturer in Finance at Cal Poly Pomona and was named Lecturer Emeritus in 2015. After retiring from part-time teaching, Bob resumed horn playing and began studying with Andrew Bain, principal horn of the LA Philharmonic. In addition to playing in the Corona Symphony, he also plays in Symphonic Winds of the Pacific and Symphony Irvine as well as other freelance work.

In December 2023, Bob was named Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara Vanguard.

Bob lives in Glendora, CA with his wife, Sheila, a clarinetist, and two dogs. Their grown daughter, Juliet, works in the fashion industry and doesn’t visit often enough.