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Rob Deemer

Fredonia, NY      

Rob Deemer (b.1970) is a composer, conductor, educator, author, and columnist who advocates for composers of all ages and explores the role that contemporary concert music plays in today’s society. 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 Quintet, Great Noise Ensemble, American Contemporary Music Ensemble, Gaudete Brass, Jeffrey Zeigler, Cornelius Dufallo, Tony Arnold, Lindsay Goodman, and Zach Shemon. His film scores have been heard in the Cannes Film festival, Directors Guilds of America in both Los Angeles and New York, the Festivale Pan African du Cinema in Ouagadougou, Africa and festivals in Chicago, Austin, San Antonio, Las Vegas and San Diego. 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.

Articles by Rob Deemer:

NewMusicBox January 28 2011 | By Rob Deemer
Untested Waters: Decisions, Decisions

By Rob Deemer The process of decision-making for the book is very much like a work-flow for composing a piece, or for that matter curating a concert series.

NewMusicBox January 21 2011 | By Rob Deemer
Composer Talk

This is about the most fun I've had on any project in my life so far, and I'm only half-way done.