UCF Music Department
Bob Thornton

Bob Thornton

  • Instructor

robert.thornton@ucf.edu
407-823-3377
Campus Location: PACM231

Bob Thornton joined the music faculty in the spring of 2003 after moving to the Orlando area from Philadelphia. His responsibilities in the department include teaching music theory, music fundamentals, ear training, and sight singing. Thornton received degrees from the University of North Florida and Indiana University, graduating with honors from both. He was presented the Outstanding Scholar Award upon graduating from UNF.

Thornton performs regularly as a freelance jazz pianist in both solo and group formats. In 2002, he released a self-produced recording, Looking Back, Looking Forward, consisting entirely of original compositions and arrangements with his working trio from Philadelphia. In addition to performing, Thornton is a prolific composer and arranger of small group and large ensemble jazz.

Thornton studied with Dr. David Baker, Dr. Luke Gillespie, Kevin Bales, Dr. Bill Prince, and Don Zentz. Additionally, he has performed in master classes for Joe Lovano, Ellis Marsalis, John Scofield, and Ramsey Lewis, among many others. In 2000, he was invited to participate in the Steans Institute for Young Jazz Artists at Ravinia, where he studied with Rufus Reid and James Moody. In 2001, Thornton was selected as one of six national semifinalists in the American Jazz Piano Competition sponsored by the American Pianists Association.

Although Thornton's main interest is jazz and improvised music, he has a strong background in classical piano and pipe organ as well. He served as a church organist since the age of 13 and has won numerous awards and scholarships performing on both piano and organ.

Prior to joining UCF, Thornton held faculty positions at Lafayette College in Easton, PA and Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81110 MUT1004 Fundamentals of Music Ⅰ Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
80586 MUT1121 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅰ Face2Face M,W,F 8:30AM - 9:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
80719 MUT2126 Music Theory Musicianship Ⅲ Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM Not Online
No Description Available
80931 MUT2126 Music Theory Musicianship Ⅲ Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 8:50AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50512 MUT1004 Fundamentals of Music Ⅰ Web B Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11272 MUT1004 Fundamentals of Music Ⅰ Web Web Available
No Description Available
11409 MUT1121 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅰ Face2Face M,W,F 2:30PM - 3:20PM Available
No Description Available
10573 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 8:50AM Available
No Description Available
11355 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 11:00AM - 11:50AM Available
No Description Available
18799 MUT2127 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅳ Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81211 MUT1004 Fundamentals of Music Ⅰ Web Web Available
No Description Available
81375 MUT1121 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 8:50AM Available
No Description Available
81377 MUT1121 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 11:00AM - 11:50AM Available
No Description Available
81814 MUT1122 Music Theory & Musicianship Ⅱ Face2Face M,W,F 9:30AM - 10:20AM Available
No Description Available
80777 MUT2126 Music Theory Musicianship Ⅲ Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50521 MUT1004 Fundamentals of Music Ⅰ Web B Web Available
No Description Available

Updated: Jan 8, 2017

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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