Born: February 16, 1947
Country: New York City, U.S.A.
Studies: Juilliard School of Music, City College of New York (B.A.), Cornell Univ. (D.M.A.)
Robert Rollin, a native of Brooklyn, New York, began composing at age 8 and was soon recommended by conductor Erich Leinsdorf for a special composition scholarship at Juilliard. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa from City College and with a doctorate from Cornell, he studied under Mark Brunswick, Ravi Shankar, Robert Palmer, Karel Husa, Elliot Carter, and György Ligeti. He has been recognized with annual ASCAP awards consecutively for two decades, and has held many important awards, post doctoral fellowships, and grants, including the Ohio Governor’s Award for Creative Excellence presented by the Honorable Richard Celeste in a public ceremony.
Robert Rollin retired as the Chair of Composition at the Dana School of Music. His guest appearances as a lecturer, guest composer, and performer include visits to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Mexico, Ukraine, and throughout the United States. He is active locally as a music critic for www.clevelandclassical.com, and he is also a coordinator of the New Music Society and the New Music Guild, Inc.. He directs the Dana New Music Festival; and, in addition, he directs the Festival Chamber Orchestra, a professional group. His works are published by Subito Music Corporation (Seesaw Division), E.C. Schirmer, Bourne Music Publishers, and Acoma/Nambe Editions.
Works for Percussion
Concertino for Clarinet, Horn and Percussion Ensemble - Percussion Sextet, Clarinet, Horn
Concertino for Flute, Tuba and Percussion Ensemble - Percussion Sextet, Flute, Tuba
Concertino for Horn, Oboe and Percussion Ensemble - Percussion Sextet, Horn, Oboe
Concertino for Oboe, Bassoon and Percussion Ensemble - Percussion Sextet, Oboe, Bassoon
Concertino for Wood Wind Quintet and Percussion Ensemble - Percussion Sextet. Woodwind Quintet, Double Bass