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college dean , composer

Robert Wiley Marvel, American college dean, composer. 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 div. 1961-1963), Music library association, International Council Fine Arts Deans, National Association Schools of Music.; Rotarian.; Club: Torch (Fredonia).

Background

Marvel, Robert Wiley was born on August 3, 1918 in Webster City, Iowa, United States. Son of Ralph Loren and Lela (McNee) Marvel.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University San Antonio, 1939. Master of Arts, Eastman School Music of U. Rochester, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1948.

Career

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.

Membership

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 div. 1961-1963), Music library association, International Council Fine Arts Deans, National Association Schools of Music.

Rotarian.; Club: Torch (Fredonia).

Connections

Married Kay Marguerite Mason, September 3, 1940.

father:
Ralph Loren Marvel

mother:
Lela (McNee) Marvel

spouse:
Kay Marguerite Mason