Evan Copley

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Robert Evan Copley (March 22, 1930 - September 13, 2018) was an American academic and musician[1] who has published several theory textbooks, including Harmony: Baroque to Contemporary.

Copley's numerous compositions include symphonic, choral, band, keyboard, and chamber music works. In February 1990, his Ninth Symphony was premiered, and in 1986, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast Copley's motet, "In Thee, O God, Do I Put My Trust" to 350 radio stations and 40 television stations. His Third Piano Concerto was premiered in 1988 by Daniel Graham and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. Also in 1988, Copley was named UNC's Distinguished Scholar of the Year. In the summer of 1991, Copley was named composer-in-residence at the Breckenridge Music Institute. Copley received his MM and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University.[2]


  1. ^ Organists, American Guild of; Organists, Royal Canadian College of; America, Associated Pipe Organ Builders of (1990). The American organist. American Guild of Organists. pp. 74–. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ Tribune, Greeley (19 September 2018). "Obituary for Robert Evan Copley". Greeley Tribune. Retrieved 5 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)