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Bob Priest, Ph.D.

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Department of Art, Music and Creative Arts Therapies


Ph.D. in Music Composition, University of Victoria
MM in Composition and Theory, University of Washington
BM, Classical Guitar, North Carolina School of the Arts

Additional Training

Paris Conservatory, class of Olivier Messiaen

Composition studies with Witold Lutoslawski and Robert Ward

Classical guitar studies with Pepe Romero & Andres Segovia (Master Class)




Bob Priest is the founder and artistic director of the Seattle Spring Festival of Contemporary Music & World Arts. He's also the artistic director of Free Marz String Trio of Portland, Oregon.

Awards and Fellowships

Fulbright Scholar, Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland
MacDowell Colony
National Endowment for the Arts



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The Art Gym Celebrates 35 Years

This fall marks the 35th year of Marylhurst University's The Art Gym as a venue exhibiting some of the most significant and timely art of the region, reports the Lake Oswego Review.


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October 03, 2015 – October 31, 2015

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October 04, 2015 – December 05, 2015

Kartz Ucci Retrospective at The Art Gym

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October 07, 2015 – December 16, 2015

The Planets: Paintings by Sarah Anne Burns

Sarah Anne Burns, BFA ’07 will present hundreds of watercolors in her series: The Planets. The paintings are a departure from Burns' other bodies...


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