Faculty Profile

Robert Pound

Professor of Music (1998)

Contact Information

pound@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 206
717.245.1332
http://www.robertwpound.com

Bio

Composer and conductor Robert Pound teaches courses in theory, composition, and conducting. He is Director of the Dickinson Orchestra. Pound’s numerous compositions include orchestral works for the Atlanta Symphony and the Columbus (GA) Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus. He has received commissions from such distinguished ensembles as the Corigliano Quartet, the Timaeus Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, and the Florestan Recital Project. Pound has also written music for professional stage productions, including Eurydice, Moby Dick Rehearsed, Oedipus at Colonus, André Gregory’s Bone Songs and Strindberg’s The Dance of Death. In March 2002, Pound was Composer in Residence at Columbus State University. He was guest composer and lecturer at the University of North Texas in April 2010. Pound has guest conducted with Verge (the performing ensemble of the Contemporary Music Forum, Washington, DC) with whom he performed at the June in Buffalo Festival in 2009. He was Music Director of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra (New Cumberland, PA) from 2000 to 2002. As a Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in the summer of 2003, he participated in master classes with Robert Spano, Christoph von Dohnányi and Kurt Masur and conducted Peter Lieberson’s Razing the Gaze in Seiji Ozawa Hall as part of the Festival of Contemporary Music.

Education

  • B.M., University of North Texas, 1992
  • M.M., The Juilliard School, 1994
  • D.M.A., 1998

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

MUEN 009 College-Community Orchestra
May Not Be Audited.

MUAC 231 Counterpoint
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 331 Int Composition Lessons
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 345 Analytical Theory
Drawing on analytical skills and experience gained in Music Theory (MUAC 125 – 246), students will read major music-theoretical literature from the Renaissance to the present day and will write analyses in which they apply the theories they have read. Students will also develop the ability to postulate and apply original theories of music.Prerequisite: 246.

MUAC 431 Advanced Composition Lessons
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 435 Comp Studies II:Portfolio/Proj
Permission of Instructor Required

Spring 2017

MUEN 009 College-Community Orchestra
May Not Be Audited.

MUAC 232 Counterpoint
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 246 Music Theory IV, with lab
A continuation of MUAC 126, this course focuses on the evolution of chromatic harmony through the 19th century and selected techniques in 20th century music. Increased emphasis is placed upon formal analysis and analytical writing. Advanced skills of ear-training, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony will be developed in the complementary lab component.These courses include two forty-five minute labs per week.Prerequisite: 126, placement exam or permission of the instructor. Offered every spring semester.

MUAC 332 Interm Composition Lessons
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 336 Comp Studies I: Orchestration
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 432 Advanced Composition Lessons
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 436 Comp Studies II:Portfolio/Proj
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 493 SR Sem in Analytical Theory
Permission of Instructor Required

MUAC 495 SR Sem in Music History/Theory
Permission of Instructor Required