Robert T Kelley

Robert T. Kelley

Associate Professor of Music
Piano, Piano Ensemble, Music Theory, Composition, World Music
Ph.D., The Florida State University (2005)
M.M., James Madison University (2000)
B.M., Furman University (1998)


OFFICE HOURS
MON: 11:30-12:30   TUE: 11:30 AM-01:00 PM   WED: 11:30-12:30   THU: 11:30 AM-01:00 PM   FRI: 11:30-12:30  

BIOGRAPHY
ROBERT KELLEY, Associate Professor of Music, teaches all upper-level music theory courses, piano, and world music, and coaches the Lander Piano Ensemble with Anthony Lenti.

Dr. Kelley earned his B.M. degree in piano performance and music theory with honors from Furman University, M.M. in piano performance and music composition from James Madison University, and Ph.D. in music theory from Florida State University, where he worked with dissertation advisor Michael Buchler.

At Florida State University, Dr. Kelley worked extensively as a harpsichordist for the FSU Baroque Ensemble, soloists and chamber groups, and staged productions of John Eccles's operas Semele and The Judgment of Paris and oratorio Hymn to Harmony. He has also served as rehearsal accompanist and harpsichordist or pianist in productions of George Frideric Handel's Messiah at Furman University, Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat at James Madison University, and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Elijah.

While his main research interest is the study of late-nineteenth-century chromatic harmony and early-twentieth-century extended tonality, Dr. Kelley's other interests include music theory pedagogy, early and baroque music, American shape-note hymnody, and music informatics. He has given presentations in all of these areas of research at regional, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Kelley's professional affiliations include the College Music Society, the National Association for Music Education, Music Teachers National Association, the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Southeast, and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.


CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
MUSI-004 Piano Ensemble
MUSI-123 Piano Class I
MUSI-124 Piano Class II
MUSI-211 Second-Year Theory
MUSI-212 Second-Year Theory
MUSI-213 Second-Year Theory Application
MUSI-214 Second -Year Theory Applic
MUSI-223 Piano Class III
MUSI-224 Piano Class IV
MUSI-302 Music Composition
MUSI-333 Music of the World
MUSI-371 Modal and Tonal Counterpoint
MUSI-401 Form and Analysis
MUSK-355 Applied Music Piano
MUSK-454 Applied Music Piano
MUSK-455 Applied Music Piano
Applied Music - Piano

RESEARCH
Late-Nineteenth-Century Chromatic Harmony, Early-Twentieth-Century Extended Tonality, American Shape-Note Hymnody, Music Theory Pedagogy, Early and Baroque Music, Schenkerian Analysis, Transformation Theory, and Computer Applications for Music Analysis and Instruction.

TEACHING
Music Theory, Music Analysis, Piano, World Music

ARTICLES - REFEREED
  • Harmonious Union: How Sacred Harp Brings People Together in Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter. (2013)

PROCEEDINGS - Refereed (Abstract Only)
  • Ptolemaic: A Computer Application for Music Visualization and Analysis in Annual Meeting of the Society For Music Theory. (2010)
  • Sacred Harp Harmony: A Part-Writing Primer for Shape-Note Hymnody in Annual Meeting of the Society For Music Theory. (2009)

PRESENTATIONS
  • Building Musicianship Through Piano Duets. South Carolina Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. Charleston, South Carolina. (February, 2013)
  • A Glad New Song: Improving Sight Singing through Fasola Shapes, Melodic Patterns, and Singing Schools. Molloy Music Ed Conference: Teaching the Harp of Voices. Rockville Centre, New York. (February, 2011)
  • Ptolemaic: A Computer Application for Music Visualization and Analysis. Annual Meeting of the Society For Music Theory. Indianapolis, Indiana. (November, 2010)
  • Sacred Harp Harmony: A Part-Writing Primer for Shape-Note Hymnody. Annual Meeting of the Society For Music Theory. Montréal, Québec, Canada. (2009)
  • South Carolina's Lost Art: Shape-Note Music. Lander University Distinguished Speaker Series. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2008)
  • A Mathematical Model Of Tonal Function. Music Theory Southeast Annual Meeting. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (2006)
  • Dramatic Themes in John Eccles's Setting of William Congreve's Semele. Interdisciplinary Conference on John Eccles and His Contemporaries: Theater & Music in London ca. 1700. Tallahassee, Florida. (2005)
  • Evaluating Prolongation in Extended Tonality. Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (2005)
  • Reconciling Tonal Conflicts: Mod-7 Transformations in Chromatic Music. Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2004)
  • Charting Enharmonicism on the Just-Intonation Tonnetz.. Music Theory Southeast Annual Meeting. Davidson, North Carolina. (2003)
  • In the Dark Shadow: Enharmonic Equivalence as Subtext in Two Wolf Lieder. The Florida State University Hugo Wolf Centennial Symposium. Tallahassee, Florida. (2003)
CREATIVE WORKS & ACTIVITIES
  • Performance of Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals with the GreenWood Winds (Performance). September, South Carolina, Greenwood 2013.
  • Composition published in a collection (Composition). , , 2013.
  • Compositions published in a collection (Composition). , , 2012.
  • Joint Faculty Recital given by Adam Alter, clarinet, and Robert Kelley, piano (Performance). September, South Carolina, Greenwood 2010.
  • Joint Faculty Recital given by Robert Gardiner, saxophone, and Robert Kelley, piano (Performance). April, South Carolina, Greenwood 2008.
  • Joint Faculty Recital given by Robert Gardiner, saxophone, and Robert Kelley, piano (Performance). , South Carolina, Greenwood 2007.
  • Performance of Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue with the Lander University Wind Ensemble (Performance). April, South Carolina, Greenwood 2007.
  • Joint Faculty Recital given by Robert Gardiner, saxophone, and Robert Kelley, piano (Performance). , South Carolina, Greenwood 2006.
  • Joint Faculty Recital given by Robert Gardiner, saxophone, and Robert Kelley, piano (Performance). , South Carolina, Greenwood 2005.
  • Sinfonietta for Small Orchestra (Composition). , Virginia, Harrisonburg 2000.
  • Four Songs on Buddhist Texts (Composition). , Virginia, Harrisonburg 2000.
  • Homage to Three Harpsichord Composers, A Suite for Baroque Harpsichord (Composition). , Virginia, Harrisonburg 1999.
  • Brass Quintet in E Flat (Composition). , South Carolina, Greenville 1997.
  • String Quartet in C (Composition). , South Carolina, Greenville 1997.
  • Two Evolutions for Saxophone Quartet (Composition). , South Carolina, Greenville 1996.