Robert Willey

Robert Willey

Associate Professor of Music

Phone:765-285-5537

Room:MI 211


Robert Willey received his MA degree in computer music and PhD in music (theoretical studies) from the University of California, San Diego. After assisting a music technology exchange program for five years between U.C.S.D, 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 of computer music composition and performance, chamber music, improvisation, arranging, and distance education course design. 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, where he taught music theory, technology, synthesis, recording, live sound, music appreciation, music industry, and jazz combo, while engaged in the unique musical culture of South Louisiana. He has published method books on Louisiana Creole fiddle and Brazilian piano, and is currently writing a music technology textbook and arranging the player piano Studies of Conlon Nancarrow. Other interests include keyboard performance, composition, music visualization, hearing conservation, and time management. In 2013 Willey became director of Music Media Production and Industry at Ball State, where he is teaching music business, songwriting, and senior projects. 

For more information, see Robert Willey's personal website.


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Survey of the Music 100 1 1230 - 1345 T R RB, room 125
Songwriting 301 1 1100 - 1150 T R MI, room 216
MMP Project and Reci 495 1 0000 - 0000
MMP Project and Reci 495 1 1500 - 1550 W MI, room 223A