Robert Sheffer

Adjunct Professor of Guitar and Director of Rock Band

Academic Program: Music

Degrees: M.M., Houghton College; B.M., Grove City College

Rob Sheffer is a regularly performing guitarist and vocalist in the classical, jazz, rock, and musical theater styles. As a guitarist, he has performed for former First Lady Laura Bush and was a semifinalist in the First Lancaster International Guitar Competition, as well as winner of the 2011 Grove City College Concerto Competition. His original compositions and arrangements can be found on all major music streaming services. As a singer, he has trained in the Royal School of Church Music of England style. Sheffer has performed in a variety of volunteer and professional vocal ensembles in Pennsylvania and New York, including Vox Lumine, a professional chamber group from Southern Tier New York. He specializes in arranging a cappella settings of popular songs.

Sheffer holds a B.M. in Voice and Guitar from Grove City College and an M.M. in Guitar Performance and Composition from Houghton College. His collegiate and private studio teaching has included classes in music theory, aural skills, guitar (both classes and private lessons), voice, and songwriting. As a teacher, Sheffer believes that healthy technique and good musicianship transcend genre, and should serve as the basis for a well-rounded and practical music education.

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