Dr. Robert D. Wehrman

Brief Biographical Statement

Robert Wehrman studied composition with Aaron Copland, Donald Erb, Donald Reid Womack, J. Mark Scearce, Aurelio de la Vega, Byron Yasui, Takeo Kudo, and Daniel Kessner. He holds four degrees in music composition including the Ph.D. conferred by the University of Hawaii. His music has been performed in such venues as the Brevard Music Festival, the Smithsonian Institute, Carnegie Hall, National Geographic Theatre, and Chicago’s Symphony Hall where his Second Symphony was premiered by Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His film scores have received international acclaim.

Dr. Wehrman is also an internationally renowned expert on MIDI and digital music composition. He has penned many articles for Keyboard Magazine and worked for such electronic musical instrument manufacturers as Moog Music, Sequential Circuits, and Ensoniq Corp. He is also the first person known to walk alone, cross country, away from all roads and trails, from Badwater in Death Valley (lowest point in North America) to the summit of Mt. Whitney (highest point in the continental United States).

He is currently head of the Music Department at Maui Community College.