19 February 2015
Robert Keeley Oxford DMus in Composition
Dr Robert Keeley has been awarded a doctorate in musical composition by the University of Oxford
Dr Robert Keeley, Senior Lecturer in Music, has been awarded a doctorate in musical composition by the University of Oxford in recognition of 'originality and high level of technical and aesthetic distinction'.
Recently many of Rob's chamber works, including some submitted for his DMus, have been issued on two CDs: Dances with Bears - concerto for piano and 12 Instruments and Six Inventions for flute and clarinet on Lorelt, and Songs Chimes and Dances for horn trio, on NMC. Scores of all these works will be deposited in the Bodleian Library.
'It is of course a huge honour to be awarded the Oxford DMus, which is not a degree that many people go for these days although it was common is previous centuries, when PhDs in Composition were unheard of!' says Rob. 'My next big project is a recording of keyboard, piano, harpsichord and percussion music, and this summer a number of my works for clarinet(s) will be recorded.'