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Faculty Directory » Robin Dinda


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Monday, Wednesday - 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., in person
Tuesday - 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m., in person

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon Fine Arts 161
Phone: 978.665.3015

Courses Taught:


Art of Music (MUSC 1000)
Commonwealth of the Arts (MUSC 2000)
Commonwealth of the Ancient Arts (MUSC 2100)
Music Theory (MUSC 2200)
Harmony I (MUSC 2240)
Harmony II (MUSC 2350)
Opera (MUSC 3200)
American Music (MUSC 3500)
History of Jazz (MUSC 3800)

African-American Studies

History of Jazz (AAST 3800)

Private Instruction, Independent Study, and Seminars

Graduate composition
Advanced harmony
Jazz harmony


D.M.A., The University of Michigan, 1986
M.Mus., The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1982
A.B., Davidson College (Honors in Music), 1980

Research Interests:

American music
20th century music
Music notation
Humanities in the ancient world

Current Projects:

"Seasonal Hymn Preludes," a 15-volume set of compositions for organ. Volumes I-VIII are published; Volume IX (Trinity and All Saints) is scheduled for publication in 2018.

"Historical Organ Techniques and Repertoire: The Modern Age." A three-volume treatise with anthology of 80 pieces concerning the performance of organ music 1910-2010, published by Wayne Leupold Editions. Publication planned for 2019.

Technical Editor (errata) for "Dudley Buck: Complete Organ Works," four volumes to be published by Wayne Leupold Editions. Volume I published in 2004. Volume II scheduled for 2018.

Compositions published exclusively since 1990 by Wayne Leupold Editions. Currently over 130 compositions in print. Published works performed across the United States, in Canada and Mexico, in multiple European countries, and in Japan. Numerous compositions commissioned and premiered across the United States and in Europe.

Active organ recitalist throughout the United States. Workshop clinician (organ and composition) at numerous venues.


2003 Faculty Scholarship and Research Award

Representative Publications:

Please see website (above) for publications, commissions, and recordings.
Robin Dinda's Publisher is Wayne Leupold Editions.

Professional Affiliations:

ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (Writer membership, 1995)
AGO - American Guild of Organists (FAGO Fellowship Certificate, 1990; AAGO Associate Certificate, 1988)