Robert McClure is a composer of chamber, electronic, and percussion music. He completed a Masters Degree in Composition from the University of Arizona. He is a DMA Candidate at Rice University where he serves as the Rice Electronic Music LABS Teaching Assistant. His primary composition teachers have been Dan Asia, Shih-Hui Chen, Richard Lavenda, Kurt Stallmann, and Craig Walsh. He has also taken lessons with Donald Crockett and Yehudi Wyner.
McClure’s music has been performed nationally by the Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble, the University of Arizona Percussion Ensemble, the Del Mar Percussion Ensemble, the CSU-Long Beach Percussion Ensemble, the Sonora Winds, the Ironworks Percussion Duo, Da Camera of Houston, the Foundation for Modern Music, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra among others.
He has been commissioned by individuals such as BeckyMorris, Joshua Priest, Eric Hines, Kyle Maxwell-Doherty, Aaron Levy, Lisa Kachouee and the University of Arizona Steel Bands, the Catalina Foothills High School Steel Bands, the IronWorks Percussion Duo, the Bowling Green State University Student Percussion Association, Trio Sonora, the Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music, and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
His music has been included in such festivals as LaTex Electronic Music Festival, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the University of Central Missouri New Music Festival, the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, Bowling Green State University MAACM New Music Festival, and SEAMUS.
McClure’s music is published by Bachovich Music Publications, Innovative Percussion, Media Press Inc., Purple Frog Press, Resolute Music Publications, and Tapspace Publications. For more information, please visit his personal website - www.robertwmcclure.com.