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Leroy Robertson Collection


Images of Leroy Robertson are courtesy of the Multimedia Archives at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

About the Robertson Rental Collection

The McKay Music Library holds Robertson’s published compositions; click here for a list of the Robertson Collection inventory. Robertson wrote in a number of forms for a variety of instrumental and vocal forces, receiving prizes and commendation for TrilogyOverture in E MinorQuintet in A Minor for Piano and Strings, and Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra.

Compositions are available for rent at a nominal fee to cover shipping. To request or for questions call the library director at 801-587-9786.

The U’s J. Willard Marriott Library has a collection of Leroy Robertson papers which includes sketches and manuscripts of his compositions. This collection is available for use within the Special Collections Department at the Marriott Library.

About Leroy Robertson

The renowned Utah composer and educator Leroy Robertson served as chair of the University’s Department of Music from 1948-1962. He ushered in its modern years through the expansion of its music curriculum to meet national accreditation standards, a monumental milestone conferred by the National Association of Schools of Music in 1952.

During his tenure, he made a home for the Utah Symphony on campus, saving it during trying times and establishing a partnership that still exists today, to the educational benefit of U music students. After retiring as chair, he served as Composer-in-Residence from 1962-65 and was named the first U Distinguished Research Professor in 1965-66. Full bio.

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Last Updated: 9/18/23