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Robert McClure

CountryUnited States of America
Date of birth18 October 1984

Robert McClure began composing in high school and continued throughout his undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He completed a Masters Degree in Composition from the University of Arizona. He is currently pursuing a DMA at Rice University where he serves as the Rice Electronic Music LABS Teaching Assistant. His main composition teachers have been Dan Asia, Shih-Hui Chen, Richard Lavenda, Kurt Stallmann, and Craig Walsh. He has also taken lessons with Donald Crockett and Yehudi Wyner.

Middle school students ranging to professionals have performed Robert’s music. Notably, the Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble, the University of Arizona Percussion Ensemble, The Del Mar Percussion Ensemble, the CSU-Long Beach Percussion Ensemble, the Sonora Winds, the Ironworks Percussion Duo, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra have performed Robert’s music. He has been commissioned by individuals such as Becky Morris, Joshua Priest, Eric Hines, Kyle Maxwell-Doherty, Joshua Martinez, Aaron Levy, and the University of Arizona Steel Bands, the Catalina Foothills High School Steel Bands, the IronWorks Percussion Duo, the Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. His music has been included in such festivals as LaTex Electronic Music Festival, a North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the University of Central Missouri New Music Festival, the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, and SEAMUS 2011 (Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States).

Robert currently has twelve pieces published. Wind Chimes Beneath a Summer Rain for marimba solo, Integrated Elements No. 2 "Not a Haiku" for multiple percussion and fixed media, Moments for solo marimba, and In My Mother’s Garden for vibraphone trio is published by Tapspace Publications. Perception for marimba solo is published by Purple Frog Press. Innovative Percussion publishes Preludes for solo marimba and The Dance of Wind for percussion ensemble. Robert was the Second Place Winner of the 2008 IronWorks Percussion Duo Composition Competition With this honor comes publication of the piece Go! for marimba and percussion by Bachovich Music Publications. Bachovich also publishes ...of the Earth for percussion quartet, A Natural Regression for solo marimba and solo prepared vibraphone and Integrated Elements No. 3 “Divide by Five” for gyil (african xylophone and fixed media which was accepted for performance at SEAMUS 2011. Passacaglia on a theme by Mark Rothko for steel pan and fixed media is published by Media Press, Inc.

Current projects include a ballet for string quartet and electronics in collaboration with Art.if.Act Dance Project and a commission for percussion ensemble by the Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble to be premiered at the Bowling Green New Music Festival in October of 2011.

Robert McClure