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Robert L. Simon
Robert L. Simon (1923 - 2013) received a Bachelor's
degree in music from New York University and a
Master's degree in music composition from San
Francisco State University. While working on his
B.A. degree at NYU, he studied music composition
privately for two years with Dante Fiorillo. He
received a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from UCLA.
Most of Mr. Simon's life has been spent as a music
educator. During his first twenty years as a teacher,
he taught bands, orchestras, and choirs in elementary,
junior high, and high schools in California and
Europe. His past seventeen years have been in
the music department at California State Polytechnic
University in San Luis Obispo, California.