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Faculty Directory » Robin Dinda


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon 161
Phone: 978-665-3015

Courses Taught:

Commonwealth of the Arts (MUSC 2000)
Commonwealth of the Ancient Arts (MUSC 2100)
Art of Music (MUSC 1000)
American Music (MUSC 3500)
History of Jazz (AAST 3800, MUSC 3800)
Music Theory (MUSC 2200)
Harmony (MUSC 2240, MUSC 2350)
Opera (MUSC 3200)
Private instruction, independent study, and seminars taught in: composition, graduate composition, orchestration, advanced harmony, jazz harmony, piano


DMA The University of Michigan 1986
MMus The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music 1982
AB Davidson College (Honors in Music) 1980

Research Interests:

Recipient of the 2003 Faculty Scholarship and Research Award

Research Interests Include

  • 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.

Representative Publications:

Please see website (above) for publications, commissions, and recordings.

Robin Dinda's Publisher is Wayne Leupold Editions

Professional Affiliations:

Elected to writer membership in ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), 1995.


  • FAGO Fellowship Certificate, The American Guild of Organists, 1990
  • AAGO Associate Certificate, The American Guild of Organists, 1988