Associate Professor of Music
Robert Willey received his MA degree in computer music and PhD in theoretical studies from the University of California, San Diego. After assisting a music technology exchange program for five years between UCSD's Center for Music Experiment, Stanford University, and a studio in Buenos Aires funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, he spent two years in Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor. After returning to the U.S. Willey taught popular music theory, computer literacy, and rock band at the State University of New York - Oneonta for three years, and then spent ten years at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette teaching music theory, technology, synthesis, recording, live sound, music appreciation, music industry, and jazz combo. At BSU he teaches music business, songwriting, and senior projects.
He has published books on Creole fiddle, Brazilian piano, music technology, music industry, music appreciation, and the history of Rock and Roll. Other interests include playing keyboards, composing, producing, facilitating community music, arranging the music of Scott Joplin and Conlon Nancarrow, and time management.