Photo by Sarah Phillips

In addition to my academic work, I am also an avid amateur (formerly professional) jazz and pop/rock pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter. You can find my SoundCloud page, with various downloadable audio files, at You can also view my YouTube channel, Rob Makes Music, here. Included below are (1) a home recording I did in January 2017 of the Dizzy Gillespie classic “Con Alma”, one of my favorite jazz standards; and (2) a video of the Williams College Jazz Ensemble performing my 2011 senior thesis composition, Cinematic Suite, with myself at piano.

(1) Con Alma

(2) Cinematic Suite