Romines is Director of Bands and Departmental Co-Chair for the Music, Theatre, and Dance Department at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include overseeing departmental operations and serving as artistic director for the Marywood University Wind Ensemble. Additional academic assignments include instrumental conducting courses, instrumental methods, and student teacher supervision.
Romines has directed innumerable musical ensembles during his 34-year professional career. Included are bands from public and private schools, community groups, collegiate entities, military, and professional organizations. Under Romines’ leadership, the University of Georgia Redcoat Band toured the People’s Republic of China where they introduced the American style of marching band by presenting marching exhibitions in five Chinese cities. These events marked the first stadium performances by an American collegiate marching band in China and at the time was the country’s largest foreign musical tour. The band received favorable reviews throughout the country and performed for over 200,000 people.
Romines has guest conducted throughout the United States (30 states) and in Canada, Italy, South Korea, and China. He has served as guest artist in residence at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China, Yunnan Arts University in Kunming, China, and Sang Myung University in Seoul, Korea. The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble under Romines' direction performed at the joint conference of the College Band Directors National Association - Southern Division and the National Band Association at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Romines taught instrumental music in the public schools of East Tennessee for sixteen years (Rutledge and Bristol) where he was recognized by the Tennessee Governors School for the Performing Arts for outstanding mentoring and teaching. In addition, Romines received the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence for his contributions to the wind band profession.
Currently, Romines serves as Educational Advisor and Board Member for the U.S.-China Cultural and Educational Foundation. In this position, he works with cultural entities in China to bring outstanding musical and dance ensembles from the United States to China for the benefit of the Chinese people. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Music Educators Journal and serves the John Philip Sousa Foundation as a member of the Sudler Committee.
Romines earned Bachelor and Master of Music diplomas in Music Education from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied conducting with Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo. Romines has received additional conducting instruction from Richard Blatti, Ray Cramer, Tom Lee, Allan McMurray, and Steven Pratt.