Robert Tindle - Bio - Composers in Residence


Robert Tindle, 22, comes from a musical family, and took to arranging and composing music at an early age, studying composition with composer Robert Longfield and Dr. Dennis Kam, Professor Emeritus of University of Miami’s Frost School of Music while still in high school. By his senior year, Robert had garnered recognition throughout South Florida as a capable composer of music for band, orchestra, and brass.

Robert is a four-time winner of the National Young Composers Challenge, a winner of the Florida Bandmasters Association’s Henry Fillmore Composition Contest, the winner of the first annual Fredericksburg Brass Institute’s Composition Contest,  and a two-time winner of the Frost American Choral Directors Association Composition Contest. His works have been performed by the Miami Symphony, Marin Symphony, Akron Symphony, and Southeast Iowa Symphony, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Virginia Grand Military Band, the UCLA Wind Ensemble, and many more professional and amateur bands and orchestras. Recent commissions include a 30-minute symphony and concertos for bass trombone, trumpet, and clarinet.

Robert’s music has been described as “instantly appealing, expertly composed and orchestrated, and having an enormously positive and powerful impact,” with “beautifully crafted melodies, surprising harmonies, and rhythmic vitality.” Constantly seeking to bridge the gap between composer and audence, his music draws from both the classical tradition and the innovations of modern concert music, synthesising them into a distinct personal voice full of energy and emotion.

Robert finished his BM in Composition at the Frost School of Music, where he studied with Dr. Charles Mason, Dr. Dorothy Hindman, and Dr. Lansing McLoskey. In addition to composing, Robert took up conducting while at Frost, and studied with Gary Green. He has conducted performances of works for band, choir, brass ensemble, and chamber orchestra, and  is pursuing a MM in Instrumental Conducting with Dr. Timothy Shade at Wichita State University. Robert is also an accomplished pianist and an active accompanist. When not composing, Robert enjoys spending time with his five brothers, playing board games, and reading.