Robert Katz

Associate Professor School of Visual & Performing Arts - School of Liberal Arts & Communication

Contact Information

(918) 595-7664
Southeast Campu Room 7132

I have been a professional orchestral musician for most of my adult life. I studied music in New York City, St. Louis, Tulsa, and Austin, TX. I've been on the faculty of TCC since 1992. My interests in music and the arts continue to enrich my life and I hope to share that love with my students giving them access to the creative experience of people throughout the world and across the ages. I'm also actively involved in advancing Peace Studies and Sustainability initiatives at TCC.

Courses Taught

  • Humanities 1 (HUMN 2113)
  • Humanities 2 (HUMN 2223)
  • Music Appreciation (MUSC 1113)
  • American Popular Music (MUSC 1153)
  • Introduction to the History and Literature of Music (MUSC 2223)
  • Private Double Bass Lessons
  • Private Electric Bass Lessons


  • Ph. D. Historical Musicology, University of Texas at Austin
  • M. M. Music Theory, University of Tulsa
  • B. M. Music Performance/Theory Composition, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville              

Research Interests

  • Medieval/Renaissance music history and theory
  • The music of Igor Stravinsky
  • Digital Learning Technology
  • Sustainability in Higher Education              

Publications & Presentations

Panel Discussion - Sustainability in the classroom TCC fall 2015

Presenter - "Sustainability and the Humanities," TCC Sustainability Conference, Feb. 2014; TCC Stayonference, October 2015

My essays on music are published throughout the season for concerts presented by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Shoals Symphony, Florence, AL.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
  • American Federation of Musicians (AFM)

Community Involvement

Member of the board of directors, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
All Souls UUC Green Team
Community Environmental Working Group

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