Bob Chamberlin | Webster University

Bob Chamberlin

Emeritus Professor of Music


Bob ChamberlinA member of the Webster University faculty since 1973, he has also served as the Director of Academic Advising, Director of the London campus, and as Acting Dean of Students. In 1974 he coordinated a festival of microtonal music, held at Webster University. Professor Chamberlin earned degrees in theory and composition from St. Olaf College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and completed additional studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His principal composition instructors include Arthur Campbell, W. Alan Oldfield, Ben Johnston, and Salvatore Martirano.

Prof. Chamberlin teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in composition and music theory. He is the senior faculty member in the department.

His compositions include works for orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber ensembles, organ, chorus, dance, and incidental music for theatrical productions. He has received commissions from the Webster University Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Mid America Dance Company, Tapsichore, Metro Theatre Company and the Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base. In 1991, he was awarded a Creative Artists Project Grant from the Missouri Arts Council. Professor Chamberlin has collaborated with artists including the University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players, Jerry Young, John McClellan, Jaroslav Vajda, Peter Mayer, and Charles Glenn. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in the Netherlands and Poland.

An active member of the American Guild of Organists, he is organist for Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

Prof. Chamberlin retired in May 2016.