Robert Haskins

PROFESSOR
Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-3987
Office: Music, Paul Creative Arts Center Rm M105, Durham, NH 03824
Rob Haskins

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.

Education

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

Research Interests

  • J.S. Bach
  • John Cage
  • Journalism
  • Minimalism
  • Modernism
  • Music
  • Music - Performance
  • Music Criticism
  • Musicology/Music Theory
  • Opera

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Music
  • MUSI 401: Honors/Introduction to Music
  • MUSI 405: Survey of Music in America
  • MUSI 501: History & Literature of Music
  • MUSI 502: History & Literature of Music
  • MUSI 707: Music of the Classical Period
  • MUSI 711: Music of 20th & 21st Centuries
  • MUSI 713: Art Song
  • MUSI 955: Introduction to Bibliography
  • MUSI 958: Read Music History 1820-Pres
  • MUSI 959: Musicology Seminar

Selected Artistic Activities & Publications

Haskins, R. (2018). Entre proceso y objeto: La actitud en evolución de John Cage con respecto a la obra musical. Sul Ponticello: Revista On-line de Música y Arte Sonoro, (49). Retrieved from http://www.sulponticello.com/

Rob Haskins with Tom Moore, Bratton Recital Hall, February 24, 2018, Bratton Recital Hall [recital] (2018).

Scott Pender, Variations for Oboe and Piano (2010) with Margaret Herlehy [compact disc] (2017). Retrieved from http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6127/

Rob Haskins and Friends (2016).

<i>Untitled</i>, for two toy pianos (2015) (2016).

Haskins, R. (2015). Classical Listening Two Decades of Reviews from The American Record Guide. Rowman & Littlefield.

Recording of Scott Pender, <i>Variations for Oboe and Piano</i> with Margaret Herlehy, Petworth Music (2015).

Haskins, R. (2015). Ashley: A Remembrance. Open Space, (17/18), 157.

Haskins, R. (2010). JOHN CAGE AND RECORDED SOUND A DISCOGRAPHICAL ESSAY. NOTES, 67(2), 382-409. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Haskins, R. (2009). On John Cage's Late Music, Analysis, and the Model of Renga in Two. AMERICAN MUSIC, 27(3), 327-355. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Most Cited Publications