Education, Work History, Awards, and Proficiencies

I Received my PhD from UC Riverside in December of 2010.  My dissertation, Stations, is available on request or at the UCR library.  My topics of study included the theatrical and musical motivations of Stephen Sondheim, the writings and works of Arthur Farwell, and computer music programming using the ChucK programming language. 

I received my M.A. in Music Composition in May of 2009.  My thesis was in two parts: an analysis of Berio's Sequenza V for Trombone, and a cantata for 15 instruments titled Each to Each: Cantata for Prufrock.

I received my B.A. in Global Arts from CSU San Marcos, where I studied with Dr. William Bradbury.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships


Grand Prize Winner- Christ the King Songwriting Competition 2014

Grand Prize Winner- Sul Ross Wind Band Commission- 2013

Culver Center Fellowship- 2010

Friends of Music Scholarship- 2009

MCS Teaching Fellowship- 2009

MACRO Composition Competition Winner- 2000

see the full list on my cv...


Robert Giracello, Phd