skip to Main Content
Robert Martin_Bio

Robert Martin

Robert Martin is emeritus professor of Music and Philosophy at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York). At Bard since 1994, Martin was founding director of the Conservatory of Music (2005) and held other administrative positions including vice president for Academic Affairs. He was Artistic Co-director of the Bard Music Festival from 1994 to 2017.

Martin studied cello at the Curtis Institute of Music with Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, liberal arts at Haverford College, and philosophy at Yale University (PhD 1965). He pursued a dual career in music and in philosophy, holding joint appointments at several universities and serving as cellist of the Sequoia String Quartet from 1975 to 1985. He was Assistant Dean of Humanities at UCLA before coming to Bard. and served from 1999 to 2004 as president of Chamber Music America. He is editor of and contributor to many books and articles on philosophy and music.



Back To Top