Robert Maggio, composer


ROBERT MAGGIO ( is an American composer and collaborator; he has created works in many genres, connecting a “wondrously eclectic vocabulary” (New York Times) with a diverse body of commissions, ranging from orchestral works to chamber music, and ballet scores to musicals. Robert’s music has been called “lyrical, passionate, melodic, and rhythmically charged” (American Record Guide), and has been performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Atlanta Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony. He has composed commissioned scores for Pennsylvania Ballet and Ballet X, and songs and incidental music for Philadelphia Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theater, Peoples Light and Theater Company, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. A member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Robert is working on musicals with lyricist/librettists Amy Buchwald, Matthew Hardy, Michael Hollinger, Kristin Maloney and Justin Warner. Published by Theodore Presser Co., Hickman Music and Yelton Rhodes, his is music is recorded on the Summit, New World and Albany labels. He is the recipient of awards from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New Music USA, ASCAP, BMI, and the Pennsylvania & New Jersey Arts Councils. A graduate of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, Robert teaches music theory and composition at West Chester University.

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