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Robert Kyr

  • Director, Composers Symposium

Robert Kyr is chair of the composition department at the UO School of Music and Dance, where he also directs the Music Today Festival, the Vanguard Concert & Workshop Series, and the Pacific Rim Gamelan. He has composed twelve symphonies, three violin concerti, chamber music, and more than eighty vocal works for ensembles of all types, with commissions from Conspirare, Chanticleer, the Yale Camerata, and the Harvard Collegium-Musicum, among many others. He is also a writer and a filmmaker, and his concert and multimedia works often focus on important social issues such as conflict and reconciliation, peace-making, and the environment—living in harmony with nature.

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