Discipline: Music Composition

Robert Washburn

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Potsdam, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1963
Robert Washburn is an American composer. He has received several shows and awards, including the Ford Foundation Grant, Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Juilliard Repertory Project, the SUNY Foundation Summer Fellowship, the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Potsdam College Alumni Association's Minerva Award, and awards and honors at the Farnham Festival in the UK and at the St. Moritz Festival in Switzerland. Since 1954 he has been a professor at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam, NY. He was also Composer in Residence at the Brevard Music Center. In 1980 he was commissioned to compose the music for the opening of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY.



Robert Washburn worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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