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Rob Deemer
October 24, 2011, 10:48 am
Filed under: Composers


Rob Deemer

Born: 1970

Current Location: Fredonia, NY



Composer/conductor Rob Deemer (b.1970) first came to national attention in 1993 when he was named the College Winner of the Down Beat Magazine Student Music Award for “Best Extended Composition”. Since then, his career has taken him and his works from jazz clubs in Chicago, stage shows on a Caribbean cruise liner and film scoring studios in Los Angeles to concert halls, theatrical stages and film festivals across the country and around the world.

Ensembles that commissioned and/or performed works by Deemer include the Rasçher Saxophone Quartet, U.S. Army Orchestra (Pershing’s Own), Buffalo Chamber Players, Brightmusic Ensemble, Quintet of the Americas, Florestan Art Song Project, Washington Trombone Ensemble, Millar Brass Ensemble, Chicago Trombone Consort and Quartet, Florida State University Graduate Flute Choir, Tosca and MacArthur String Quartets, trombone ensembles and new music ensembles at the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma, the Austin Civic Orchestra, Kishwaukee Symphony, University of Texas Symphony, and SUNY Fredonia Chamber Orchestra and Womens Choir as well as the wind bands from the University of North Texas, Cal State-Northridge, SUNY Fredonia, Roosevelt University, Texas State University and Northern Illinois University. In the fall of 2010 he began his tenure as composer-in-residence with the Buffalo Chamber Players.

Deemer has held teaching positions at The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and The University of Texas. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor and Head of Composition in the School of Music at SUNY-Fredonia. He is a member of the NYSSMA Composition/Improvisation committee and teaches in the summer on the composition faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp.

Music © 2011 Rob Deemer

Photograph © 2011 Lori Deemer

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