Dr. Rob Deemer, D.M.A.

Dr. Rob Deemer, D.M.A.
Dr. Rob Deemer, D.M.A.
Area: Composition
Mason Hall 3162

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Rob Deemer is a composer, conductor, educator, author, and advocate. His works have been commissioned and performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the President’s Own Marine Band, the U.S. Army Orchestra (Pershing's Own), the wind ensembles at the University of Texas and the University of Missouri at Kansas City, the Rasçher Saxophone Quartet, loadbang, Akropolis Reed Quintet, Gaudete Brass, Jeffrey Zeigler, Cornelius Dufallo, Tony Arnold, Lindsay Goodman, and Zach Shemon. His work as an advocate for underrepresented composers led him to create the Composer Diversity Database which received the 2018 ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Internet Award. As an author, Deemer has become well known for his writings for NewMusicBox, Sequenza21, and the New York Times. Deemer is Head of Composition in the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia and is the composer-in-residence with the Buffalo Chamber Players and Harmonia Chamber Singers.

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Office Hours

Monday: 3-5
Wednesday: 3-5
Friday: 2-4
By appt.

Teaching Interests

Music Composition, with specializations in composition within K-12 music education, introducing educators and performers to composing, film music, notation, collaborative composition, music of the 21st Century

Research Interests

Composition - solo, chamber, choral, wind ensemble, orchestra, and dramatic works; composer diversity with focuses on women composers and composers of color; contemporary composers and their role in today's society; social media and technology in the classroom