Robert Ward

Associate Professor
Conducting and Ensembles

Robert J. Ward currently serves as director of Choral Studies at The Ohio State University where he conducts the Men’s Glee Club and University Chorus. He also teaches courses in conducting and choral literature. Prior to his appointment at Ohio State, Dr. Ward was for sixteen years a member of the music faculty at Oklahoma State University. He has been honored with invitations to present concerts and lectures for National ACDA, National Collegiate Choral Organization. North Central Division ACDA, Central Division ACDA, International Kodaly Educators, Organization of American Kodaly Educators, Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Choral Directors Association, as well as Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Utah, Arkansas, Louisiana and West Virginia Choral Directors Associations. He is currently the editor of a choral series published by Santa Barbara Music Publishers.

Areas of Expertise
  • Conductor, Men's Glee Club and Symphonic Choir
  • Director of Choral Activities
  • Conducting and Ensembles (Choral)
  • Master of Music, Choral Conducting, 1983, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education, magna cum laude, 1979, Plymouth (NH) State College
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Choral Conducting, 1986, Michigan State University
Robert J. Ward
614 292-4622
314 Weigel Hall
1866 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210