Robert Ward

Associate Professor
Conducting and Ensembles

Robert J. Ward serves as director of choral activities at The Ohio State University where he conducts the Men’s Glee Club and the Symphonic Choir. He also teaches graduate courses in conducting and choral literature. Prior to his appointment at Ohio State, Dr. Ward was a member of the music faculty at Oklahoma State University for sixteen years. He has been honored with invitations to present concerts and lectures for National American Choir Directors Association (ACDA), National Collegiate Choral Organization, North Central Division ACDA, Central Division ACDA, International Kodály Educators, Organization of American Kodály 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 children’s choral music series and a men’s choral series published by Santa Barbara Music Publishers. In 2001 Dr. Ward was awarded the Director of Distinction Award by the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association and in 1997 he was presented with the Amoco Outstanding Faculty Award at Oklahoma State University for outstanding undergraduate teaching. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University.

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

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