Faculty Profile

Robert Pound

Professor of Music (1998)

Contact Information


Weiss Center for the Arts Room 206


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.


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

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

MUEN 009 College-Community Orchestra
May Not Be Audited.

MUAC 125 Theory of Music I
An introduction to the basic materials of music by means of discussion, analysis, and written exercises, with a complementary lab component comprising practice in sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony.Course includes a one-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: 115, placement exam, or permission of the instructor. Offered every fall semester.

MUAC 255 Techniques of Composition
Permission of Instructor Required.

MUAC 491 Senior Seminar in Composition
Permission of Instructor Required.

MUAC 500 Independent Study

Spring 2016

MUEN 009 College-Community Orchestra
May Not Be Audited.

MUAC 246 Theory of Music II
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 492 Senior Seminar in Composition
Permission of Instructor Required