Discipline: Music Composition

Robert Aitken

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Toronto, CANADA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1968, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1980

Robert Aitken is a Canadian musician and conductor. Originally trained in the flute, Aitken performed in various ensembles as a teen and actually became the youngest principal flautist, at 19, in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. As a performer, he has played extensively both solo and with various groups across Canada and the U.S. As a composer, he has received numerous commissions, and worked as a professor of music from Germany and Poland to Iceland, Mexico, and New Zealand.


New Jersey

Robert Aitken worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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