Robert Groves authors book on “Music at NDSU”

January 5, 2017

The Challey School of Music and NDSU Press are delighted to announce the publication of Dr. Robert Groves' book, "Music at NDSU," an engaging and visually captivating history of the study of music here since the 1890s to present day.

Having held NDSU faculty and administrative roles, Groves combines thorough research with professional and personal insights for an in-depth record of the rise of music as a field of study. From its beginnings in the mid-1890s with campus music clubs, to the formation in 1903 of an official Department of Music, up to the designation of the School of Music in 2012 and beyond, he brings the history of the Challey School of Music to life.

Featuring more than 200 photos capturing the past century of student musicians and faculty, “Music at NDSU” is filled with historical high notes sure to resonate with readers.

Where to Find “Music at NDSU”

The book is available from NDSU Press for $25 at NDSU Marketplace, and will be available from the NDSU Bookstore and Amazon by mid-January 2017.

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About the author

Dr. Robert Groves is a professor of piano and music history who has taught at North Dakota State University since 1972. He received his Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and his Master’s degree, M.F.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Groves is a performer, lecturer, clinician, adjudicator, and author. He served as coordinator of piano studies at the International Music Camp for more than 25 years, provided numerous lectures and performances through the North Dakota Humanities Council and the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, conducted summer piano teacher workshops, and presented at regional and national venues on American social history as revealed by historic sheet music.

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