September 9, 2021
Robert Reinhart '08 DMus is coordinator of second-year theory and aural skills curriculum. His research and compositional interests include microtonal ear training, early music instrumentation, and extended performance techniques. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, and Ukraine. He has received compositional awards and honors from the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation and ASCAP. His 2012 work Ossiriand for bass viola da gamba is currently being recorded by gambist/musicologist Andrew Arceci, and his work Zephyr for piano is currently being recorded by composer/pianist Joann Cho. In October 2016 his work Fit was premiered in San Francisco and Chicago by flutist Emma Hospelhorn and harpist Ben Melsky of Ensemble Dal Niente. Reinhart remains active as a performer in the a.pe.ri.od.ic and Triple Reed Trio ensembles, appearing as a vocalist and bassoonist on a.pe.ri.od.ic's album more or less, and participating in multiple performances of Tim Parkinson's Time with People in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio in 2016-17.