Dr. Robert J. Jones

Professor Emeritus


  • D.M.A., University of Oklahoma, 1991
  • M.M., University of Northern Colorado, 1979
  • B.Mus.Ed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1972

Robert Jones, Professor of Voice at NDSU, has appeared as soloist with varied ensembles in the United States, Canada and Bolivia, including the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra and the Bolivian Chamber Music Society.

Dr. Jones has appeared in leading and supporting roles with the Des Moines Metro Opera Company, Opera Oklahoma and the Fargo Moorhead Opera. Among the leading roles performed with FM Opera include Bartolo in Barber of Seville, the title role in Gianni Schicchi and the title role and Pooh Bah in The Mikado.

Active as a recitalist, Dr. Jones has performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana. Most recently he was a featured performer in a Bolivian Chamber Music Society concert at the Palacio di Simon I. Patino in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Dr. Jones has appeared annually as a baritone soloist with the NDSU Baroque Festival, most recently in Handel’s Messiah. Other appearances include major roles with the NDSU Opera Theater.

Research interests include 20th Century art song and text music relationships. Dr. Jones has presented numerous lecture-performances on 20th century vocal literature at both regional and national CMS Conferences. He is a member of College Music Society, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Lyrica Society and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Dr. Jones received his DMA degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1991 and has taught at Hesston, KS College, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, East Central, OK University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He has been a faculty member at NDSU since 1995.