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Robert Simon Portrait

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Robert has served as the Music Librarian at the University of Notre Dame since 2012. His primary responsibilities include providing music reference services, serving as liaison to the Dept. of Music and Sacred Music, developing the music collection, and cataloging all music scores and audio recordings.

As a musicologist, Robert has concentrated on the life and music of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů, recently publishing Bohuslav Martinů: An Information and Research Guide (Routledge, 2014). He frequently collaborates with the Martinů Institute in Prague, conducting primary source research and serving as a redactor and English language editor for the Bohuslav Martinů Complete Edition (Bärenreiter). Currently he is working on critical editions of Martinů's one-act opera Ariane as well as Dvořák's three Slavonic Rhapsodies . In the broader field of 20th Century music of Central and Eastern Europe, Robert is interested in expressions of musical nationalism and the impact of Socialist Realism.

M.L.I.S., Dominican University
M.M., Ohio University
B.M., Baldwin-Wallace College