[Music program] [Brief Biography]
Robert Bonham
Class of 1959

Presents


A Recital of Dance Music
For Piano

On Friday March 20, 1998
7:30 PM
In the Media Centre Auditorium


Dance of the Blessed Spirits
*Second Ballet from Orpheus
*Transcription by Sgambadi
Gluck

Rigaudon Ravel
Menuet
*From Le Tombeau Couperin
Revel
Scherzo-Valse Chabrier

Mazurka, Opus 30, Number 3 Chopin
Mazurka, Opus 33, Number 2 Chopin
Polonaise, Opus 44 Chopin
I N T E R M I S S I O N
Romanian Folk Dances
*Joc Cu Bata
*Braul
*Pe Loc
*Buciumeana
*Poarca Romaneasca
*Maruntel
Bartok

Andaluza (Playera), Opus 5, Number 5 Granados
Tango Albeniz
Ritual Fire Dance Falla

Juba Dett
Sentimental Waltz Ashforth
Shepherd's Hey (English Morris Dance Tune) Grainger

Robert Bonham graduated from Woodstock School in 1959 and obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in pianoforte at the Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. He achieved a Master of Music in Kansas Univeristy and moved on for his Ph.D. in Comparative Arts, with an emphasis on visual arts, architecture and music, at the Ohio University.

He began teaching at Maryville College Tennessee in 1965, winning the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1992. He taught Pianoforte, Music History, Art History, and Introduction to Fine Arts with an emphasis on Architecture, and the Freshman Seminar.

Taking advantage of the location of Maryville College on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, he helped create the Maryville College experimential education "Mountain Challenge" program, regularly taking new freshmen on expeditions into the mountains before the beginning of school.

He currently lives in a log cabin that he himself built with the assistance of students.

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