Dr. Robert J. Jonesa picture of Dr. Robert Jones

Professor, Voice

E-Mail: Robert.J.Jones@ndsu.edu
Office: 223 Music Education Building
Phone: (701) 231-7094


  • 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 been a faculty member at the NDSU Challey School of Music since 1995. His teaching duties include applied voice, graduate and undergraduate vocal literature, and vocal pedagogy. Dr. Jones’ voice students frequently have placed in state, regional, national, and international auditions. Most recently, a former student placed in both the Das Lied and Wigmore International Art Song Competitions. Several of his students have pursued professional performance activities, including singing with Cantus, the Rose Ensemble, the Dale Warland Singers, and Vocal Essence.

Dr. Jones 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 Concert at the Palacio di Simon I. Patino in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He has sung leading and supporting roles with the Des Moines Metro Opera Company, Opera Oklahoma, and the Fargo Moorhead Opera. Active as a recitalist, Dr. Jones has performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Indiana. 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 an active member of College Music Society, serving on a variety of committees and at the regional and national levels. He organized and continues to serve as faculty sponsor of the NDSU Student CMS Chapter. He is also a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing, Lyrica Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

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