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Overview

  • Rob Haskins is a musicologist, critic, and performer. He holds degrees in musicology and harpsichord performance from the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music. In 2004 he joined the University of New Hampshire, where he is Professor of Music. Haskins has recorded and produced music by Steve Reich, John Cage, and other composers for labels including Mode and Nonesuch. In 2012 he acted as musical director and performer for a new production of Cage’s Song Books at the Holland Festival with the new-music group Alarm Will Sound. He also writes about John Cage and American minimalism. His most recent books are John Cage (Reaktion Books, 2012) and Classical Listening: Two Decades of Reviews from the “American Record Guide” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).He is currently completing a short cultural history of the piano for Reaktion Books.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Entre proceso y objeto: La actitud en evolución de John Cage con respecto a la obra musicalSul Ponticello2018
    2015 Ashley: A RemembranceOpen Space.  157-157. 2015
    2014 Aspects of Zen Buddhism as an Analytical Context for John Cage's Chance MusicContemporary Music Review.  33:616-629. 2014
    2014 John Cage and Buddhist EcopoeticsISLE Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.  21:939-941. 2014
    2013 Steve Reich: Phase to FaceJournal of the Society for American Music.  7:473-475. 2013
    2013 The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Perform Terry Riley'sJournal of the Society for American Music.  7:473-475. 2013
    2013 Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss WhedonAmerican Music.  31:106-109. 2013
    2010 JOHN CAGE AND RECORDED SOUND A DISCOGRAPHICAL ESSAYNotes.  67:382-409. 2010
    2010 Wolfgang Amadeus MozartNotes.  67:172-173. 2010
    2010 Terry Riley's In CNotes.  66:755-758. 2010
    2010 Twelve-Tone Music in AmericaAmerican Music.  28:510-514. 2010
    2009 Michael TippettNotes.  65:561-562. 2009
    2009 On John Cage's Late Music, Analysis, and the Model of Renga in TwoAmerican Music.  27:327-355. 2009
    2007 'Glenn Gould hereafter'Notes.  64:131-133. 2007
    2007 The John Adams reader: Essential writings on an American composer.Notes.  63:859-861. 2007
    2007 'Igor Stravinsky. The rake's progress'Notes.  63:673-674. 2007
    2006 Les 'indes galantes'Notes.  63:166-169. 2006

    Book

    Year Title
    2015 Classical Listening Two Decades of Reviews from The American Record Guide 2015
    2013 John Cage 2013

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2010 Variatons on Themes for Geeks and Heroes: Leitmotif, Style and the Musico-Dramatic Moment.  45-60. 2010

    Teaching Activities

  • History & Literature of Music Taught course 2019
  • Introduction to Bibliography Taught course 2019
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2018 - 2019
  • History & Literature of Music Taught course 2018
  • Musicology Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2018
  • Musicology Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Survey of Music in America Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2017 - 2018
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2017
  • Music of 20th & 21st Centuries Taught course 2017
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Introduction to Bibliography Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Music Taught course 2016
  • Honors/Introduction to Music Taught course 2016
  • Musicology Seminar: John Cage Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Introduction to Bibliography Taught course 2015
  • Music of the Classical Period Taught course 2015
  • Art Song Taught course 2015
  • Read Music History 1820-Pres Taught course 2015
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2014 - 2015
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2014
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2014
  • Music of 20th & 21st Centuries Taught course 2014
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2013 - 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.M. Piano, Johns Hopkins University
  • D.M.A. Harpsichord Performance and Literature, University of Rochester
  • Diploma Concert Recital Diploma (Harpsichord),, Guildhall School M&D
  • M.A., University of Rochester
  • M.M. Music, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.M. Music History, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.M. Piano, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D. Musicology, University of Rochester
  • Full Name

  • Robert Haskins
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Music

    30 Academic Way

    Durham, New Hampshire  03824

    United States