B i o g r a p h y
Bob was born and raised in Newton MA. He started out as a folk guitarist in the Boston area and then was a music education major at the Berklee College of Music. He then studied classical guitar and worked for a few years performing and teaching guitar. Finding music to be an extremely non-lucrative career, Bob went back to school to study electrical engineering and then had a very rewarding career as an analog integrated circuit designer.
When he was nearing retirement he decided to learn clarinet and start composing again. He studied composition at the University of Arizona with A. Demetric Reynolds, Daniel Asia and Kay He. He has written extensively for Tucson area musicians and organizations including The Tucson Pops, The Foothills Philharmonic, The Sonoran Winds, The Arizona Symphonic Winds, The Civic Orchestra of Tucson and many others. His works have been performed in Tucson, Boston, Los Angeles and a few other places across the country and a couple of international performances.