Instructor of Music Composition and Theory, Interlochen Arts Camp
D.M.A. and M.F.A, University of Iowa; B.A., Luther College
Dr. Robert J. Brownlow has enjoyed a varied career as a composer, educator and performer.
He has composed works for nearly every genre. His eclectic style is noted for its rhythmic drive and energy, as well as colorful and rich harmonies. It attempts to appeal to a broad audience. His music has been described as "energetic", "impressive" and "sonorous". His primary influences range from Bach, Bartok, jazz and minimalism to film score composers John Williams and John Barry. His music has been played throughout the United States as well as in Germany, France and Puerto Rico.
Before beginning duties in the composition and theory section at the University of Akron School of music in August of 2006, Dr. Brownlow had held full-time teaching positions at Luther College, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He has been on composition and theory faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp each summer since 1999.
As a performer, he has held positions with many orchestras including: the Minnesota Sinfonia, the Bach Festival Orchestra, the Quad-Cities Symphony and the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra."