Robert Kelley

Robert Kelley

  • Professor of Music, Department of Music
  • Faculty, College of Arts & Humanities
A 364 Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center
Education

Ph.D., The Florida State University (2005) 
M.M., James Madison University (2000) 
B.M., Furman University (1998) 

Areas of Expertise
  • Piano
  • Piano Ensemble
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • World Music
Presentations

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.

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

  • A Corpus-Based Model of Harmonic Function in American Shape-Note Hymnody. Joint Meeting of Music Theory Southeast and South Central Society for Music Theory. Kennesaw, Georgia.(April, 2016)
  • Should I Be Using Competency-Based Grading?. Lander University Faculty Expo. Greenwood,South Carolina. (August, 2015)
  • 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)
  • Evaluating Prolongation in Extended Tonality. Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (2005)
  • 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)
  • Reconciling Tonal Conflicts: Mod-7 Transformations in Chromatic Music. Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2004)
  • In the Dark Shadow: Enharmonic Equivalence as Subtext in Two Wolf Lieder. The Florida State University Hugo Wolf Centennial Symposium. Tallahassee, Florida. (2003)
  • Charting Enharmonicism on the Just-Intonation Tonnetz.. Music Theory Southeast Annual Meeting. Davidson, North Carolina. (2003)

CREATIVE WORKS & ACTIVITIES

  • Performance of Mozart Larghetto and Allegro in E-Flat Major with Anthony Lenti (Performance). March, South Carolina, Greenwood 2016.
  • Performance of Domenico Cimarosa, Sonata in C Minor, R. 12 (Performance). April, Georgia,Kennesaw 2016.
  • Performance of Grieg, Symphonic Pieces with Tony Lenti (Performance). March, South Carolina,Greenwood 2015.
  • Composition published in a collection (Composition). , , 2013.
  • Performance of Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals with the GreenWood Winds (Performance). September, South Carolina, Greenwood 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.
  • 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 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.
  • String Quartet in C (Composition). , South Carolina, Greenville 1997.
  • Brass Quintet in E Flat (Composition). , South Carolina, Greenville 1997.
  • Two Evolutions for Saxophone Quartet (Composition). , South Carolina, Greenville 1996.