Gregory Robin (D.M.A., University of Alabama) is a composer and music educator based in Lafayette, Louisiana. He leads a varied musical career as a composer, music theorist, and guitarist.
As a composer, his music has been performed at venues and conferences in the United States and in Portugal. His music is influenced by his composition studies with C.P. First, Tristan Murail,and Mario Davidovsky. Gregory’s music explores timbre, rhythmic partitioning of motivic elements, and the juxtaposition of dynamic contrast and musical interruption. Through a tightly controlled yet intuitive process, motivic elements of pitch, rhythm, and timbre meld together to form a cohesive and organic whole. These processes yield a lyrical and dramatic style that draws listeners into a sound world that is richly varied in its harmony and color.
As an educator, he has taught at Jacksonville State University, Western Carolina University, South Louisiana Community College, and the Lafayette High School Performing Arts Academy. Gregory holds a B.M. in music theory and composition from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette,a M.M. in guitar performance from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate in musiccomposition, with a minor in musicology, from the University of Alabama.