Location: Bowdoin / Robert K. Greenlee

Music

Robert K. Greenlee

Professor of Music

Contact Information

rgreenle@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3319
Music

Gibson Hall - 209



Teaching this semester

MUS 2603. Art of Singing

Robert Greenlee
A study of singing traditions, emphasizing American popular music, musical theater, and classical music. Topics comprise vocal color and production, the influence of language on singing, performing practices, improvisation, and aesthetic response. Projects include performances and analyses of recorded music.

MUS 2771. Chamber Choir

Robert Greenlee
An auditioned group of about thirty student singers. The choir performs at festivals and society meetings in the US and tours abroad during some spring breaks; fall performances include the Portland Early Music Festival. Recent trips have taken the ensemble to Germany, Chile, and Slovakia. Repertoire in the fall consists of music from the courts of Henry VIII and George V, and the songs of Adele and Beyonce. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursdays 4:30-5:25pm, plus a one hour sectional on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

MUS 2771. Chamber Choir - Tenors

Robert Greenlee
An auditioned group of about thirty student singers. The choir performs at festivals and society meetings in the US and tours abroad during some spring breaks; fall performances include the Portland Early Music Festival. Recent trips have taken the ensemble to Germany, Chile, and Slovakia. Repertoire in the fall consists of music from the courts of Henry VIII and George V, and the songs of Adele and Beyonce. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursdays 4:30-5:25pm, plus a one hour sectional on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

MUS 2771. Chamber Choir - Basses

Robert Greenlee
An auditioned group of about thirty student singers. The choir performs at festivals and society meetings in the US and tours abroad during some spring breaks; fall performances include the Portland Early Music Festival. Recent trips have taken the ensemble to Germany, Chile, and Slovakia. Repertoire in the fall consists of music from the courts of Henry VIII and George V, and the songs of Adele and Beyonce. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursdays 4:30-5:25pm, plus a one hour sectional on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

MUS 2771. Chamber Choir-Sopranos

Robert Greenlee
An auditioned group of about thirty student singers. The choir performs at festivals and society meetings in the US and tours abroad during some spring breaks; fall performances include the Portland Early Music Festival. Recent trips have taken the ensemble to Germany, Chile, and Slovakia. Repertoire in the fall consists of music from the courts of Henry VIII and George V, and the songs of Adele and Beyonce. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursdays 4:30-5:25pm, plus a one hour sectional on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

MUS 2771. Chamber Choir-Altos

Robert Greenlee
An auditioned group of about thirty student singers. The choir performs at festivals and society meetings in the US and tours abroad during some spring breaks; fall performances include the Portland Early Music Festival. Recent trips have taken the ensemble to Germany, Chile, and Slovakia. Repertoire in the fall consists of music from the courts of Henry VIII and George V, and the songs of Adele and Beyonce. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursdays 4:30-5:25pm, plus a one hour sectional on either Tuesday or Wednesday.



Robert Greenlee Bowdoin College

B.M., M.M. Oklahoma

D.M. Indiana

Robert Greenlee studied organ with Mildred Andrews and Anthony Newman, composition with Michael Hennagin, conducting with Margaret Hillis and Julius Herford, voice with Paul Matthen, and early music with Thomas Binkley. He has recorded as a singer on the Harmonia Mundi label, and at the keyboard he has accompanied and coached singers such as Sylvia McNair. He is the director of the Bowdoin Chamber Choir, which has performed with the Portland Symphony and at ACDA and SCI conferences and festivals. His articles on singing have been published in Early Music and other journals, and his compositions, which have won awards in contests sponsored by Amadeus Choir, the Toronto Camerata, the American Guild of Organists, His Majestie's Clerkes, and the Alienor Competition are published by the Hinshaw, Warren, and Bock publishing houses. He teaches courses in choral and instrumental conducting, choral literature, music theory and history, and in addition to choral music he performs drumming and vocal music of Africa, Latin America, and West Asia. He is currently working on folk-song arrangements, and he believes that music has the potential to serve as a common language for the world, bringing diverse and seemingly antagonistic cultures and personalities into communion.