School of Music
Robert Hutchinson teaches music theory, orchestration, analysis, counterpoint, improvisation, and composition. A jazz bassist, he also maintains an interest in a broad range of musical forms, such as jazz, minimalism, pop, and soul. When composing Hutchinson seeks a highly-crafted effect that communicates on multiple levels: intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Hutchinson’s House of Life song cycle was premiered in London in 2013. The Bremerton High School String Orchestra commissioned and premiered Nightscape and The River at Dawn in 2015. His three-movement Bird Suite for oboe and bassoon was premiered in Oberlin, Ohio, in 2015. His Pas de Quatre was commissioned for the 2010 Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival and The Forest Nocturnal Triptych was premiered by the Peninsula High School Band in May 2010. In 2009 Hutchinson's three-movement Concerto for Violin and Wind Ensemble premiered at University of Puget Sound. The Tacoma Concert Band commissioned As the Blue Night Descends upon the World, in 2007. The Northwest Sinfonietta commissioned Fantasia on Themes of Mozart in 2006. His Blues and Rhythm Changes for alto saxophone and bassoon is published by Alry Music. Hutchinson hosted the Society of Composers Region VIII Conference at University of Puget Sound in 2014, where the chamber winds version of his House of Life song cycle was premiered.
B.A., California State University-Bakersfield, 1992; M.M., Northern Arizona University, 1993; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1998