Robert Wiley Marvel, American college dean, composer.
Marvel, Robert Wiley was born on August 3, 1918 in Webster City, Iowa, United States. Son of Ralph Loren and Lela (McNee) Marvel.
Bachelor of Arts, University San Antonio, 1939. Master of Arts, Eastman School Music of U. Rochester, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy, 1948.
1 son, Kenneth R. Teacher Texas public schools, 1940-1942. Instructor music Trinity U., 1943-1944. Teaching fellow Eastman School Music, 1947-1948.
Professor music, chairman music theory and literature State University New York at Fredonia, 1948-1959, associate director department music, 1959-1963, director, 1963-1969, dean fine and performing arts, 1969-1974. Composer orchestral pieces performed by Buffalo Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, Eastman Rochester Symphony, Montreal Symphony orchs. Consultant National Association Schools of Music, National Music Council-Ford Foundation, Young Composers Project, New York State Council on the Arts.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, Robert W. Marvel theatre, State University New York at Fredonia, named in his honor. Member Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Conference (president Eastern division 1961-1963), Music library association, International Council Fine Arts Deans, National Association Schools of Music. Rotarian.; Club: Torch (Fredonia).