Robert Stephenson Robert Stephenson

Robert Stephenson joined the Utah Symphony Orchestra in 1980 and has been the Principal Oboist under Music Directors Varujan Kojian, Joseph Silverstein, Keith Lockhart and Thierry Fischer. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Stephenson is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, a faculty member at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and has served on the faculty of the Aspen School of Music. His other compositions include Twinkle Variations for unaccompanied oboe; 40 New Melodic and Technical Etudes for oboe or saxophone; Intermediate Etudes for Oboe, 55 etudes designed as an introduction to musical expression, Dance Etudes, 72 etudes in dance styles from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries; Quotation Etudes, a set of studies based on the style, voice, and personality that defines each of 68 composers; and Rhythm, Time & Meter, a collection of 49 advanced rhythmic etudes. He is a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah and a member of the woodwind quartet, Three Fish and a Scorpion.