The Mission of the Trust, in collaboration with UNM, is to support the music and musical legacy of John Donald Robb, to further his inspiring commitment to education, and to advance the understanding of music of the Southwest. You can support the work of the UNM Robb Trust by attending our events, following us on social media, and making a donation. »Learn more.
March 26-30 in the College of Fine Arts
For 2017 the Symposium will host a conference that will bring 30 different composers from around the US and the world to UNM’s campus, celebrating the rich diversity of contemporary music today.
The Robb Trust congratulates the 2016 International Commission Competition winner, Marta Gentilucci.
Her commissioned work will be premiered on Sunday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the 2017 John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium. Visit our website for updates.
Find out more about Marta Gentilucci at martagentilucci.com
Experience the Music
View musical scores, photographs and listen to samples of John Donald Robb compositions.
Explore the extensive Robb archive of photographs, scores, performances of compositions and personal papers.
Listen to nearly 3,000 folk songs and Native American chants collected by John Donald Robb during travels in the Southwest, Latin America and Nepal from 1941-1979.
Big kudos to Karola Obermüller and Peter Gilbert for organizing the 2013 UNM John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium. I was honored to be included and happy to be there with so many wonderful musicians. Having been an invited guest to many festivals around the world, I thought Peter and Karola's vision and detailed execution was one of the best. I was happy to see that some of their stude..
-- Ken Ueno, Associate Professor of Music, University of California, Berkeley