Robert Gross’s 2021 album Chronicles was hailed as “fresh and exciting” by Klang New Music; they were “wholly impressed with what Gross and his collaborating musicians and engineers accomplished.” Gross received his D.M.A. in music composition at University of Southern California where he also received a graduate certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television. He also received an M.A. in Music for Film, Television and Theater from the University of Bristol, an M.M. in Music Composition from Rice University, and a B.M. in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory. He has taught graduate and undergraduate level music theory at Rice University.
His awards and honors include the Arch Composition Award for Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, co-recipient of the Harry Warren Award for Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television from University of Southern California, and winner of the tri-annual Inter-American Music Awards Composition Competition for Sonata for Solo Unaccompanied Violin.Gross has presented and published papers at the national Society for Music Theory conference, the Texas Society for Music Theory Conference, the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis, and Society of Composers, Inc, and Perspectives of New Music. He also is a Board Certified Music Therapist, with an M.A. in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. His music therapy articles have been published in Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy and in Qualitative Inquiries in Music Therapy.