Robert McClure’s music attempts to discover beauty in unconventional places using non-traditional means. Visual art, poetry, the natural world, neurological and mathematical concepts are all elements that influence McClure’s works. His work has been featured at festivals including NYCEMF, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, CAMPGround, EMM, TIES, SEAMUS, IDRS, ISCM, and ICMC.
His works may be found through ADJ·ective New Music LLC, Bachovich Music Publications, Imagine Music Publications, Innovative Percussion, Media Press, Inc., Resolute Music Publications, and Tapspace Publications as well as on the ABLAZE, Albany, and New Focus Record labels. He is the recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for both 2020 and 2022.
In addition to his composition activities, Robert is the host/producer of the ADJ·ective New Music podcast, Lexical Tones; a weekly conversation with a guest composer, performer, and/or artist creating new works of contemporary art/music that focuses on aesthetics, technique, process, meaning, perception, and the musical origins of the featured guest. The podcast can be found on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Robert received his doctorate from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where his primary mentors were Shih-Hui Chen, Arthur Gottschalk, and Kurt Stallmann. Robert has previously held positions at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Soochow University in Suzhou, China. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Composition/Theory and Director of Graduate Studies at the Ohio University School of Music.
For more information, please visit www.robertwmcclure.com