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Composing 101 for Music Teachers

  • While many educators may feel comfortable in arranging a pop song for a pep band, folk song for concert band or standard for jazz ensemble, the idea of taking the next step into composing original works is often met with trepidation and fear. Dr. Rob Deemer will demonstrate how to take the techniques you use in arranging, unlock your own creative muse, and provide a strong example for your students.
  • Rob Deemer (
  • 12/18/2013 04:00 PM - N/A
  • W185
  • Dr. Rob Deemer is assistant professor and head of composition at SUNY Fredonia and composer-in-residence with the Buffalo Chamber Players. His works have been commissioned and performed by ensembles and artists throughout the United States, including the Rasçher Saxophone Quartet, Quintet of the Americas, US Army Orchestra, Chicago Trombone Consort, Washington Trombone Ensemble, soprano Tony Arnold, and Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler. Rob has extensive experience as a composer for film, theatre, and dance with performances at the Cannes Film Festival, Mark Taper New Works Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As an author, he has co-authored “Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History” (OUP) with film scholars David Neumeyer and James Buhler. Deemer is currently a member of the NYSSMA Composition/Improvisation Committee, a founding member of the NAfME Composition Council, and a member of the Music National Standards Revision Subcommittee on Composition & Theory.