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Robert Power

Associate Arts Professor

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Grammy and Multi-platinum Producer/Mixer Bob Power possesses a wide and diverse range of musical talents: producer, engineer, composer, arranger, performer, and educator. In the recording world, Power has produced, recorded, or mixed hundreds of pop and jazz recordings for such artists and groups as Erykah Badu (produced and mixed 1998 Grammy "Best Female R&B Vocal," "Best Female R&B Album"), D'Angelo, India.Arie, Chaka Khan, MeShell N'degeOcello, Ozomatli (produced and mixed 2002 Grammy "Best Alternative Latin Album"), De La Soul, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, Miles Davis, the Roots, Tony Toni TonÈ, Mos Def, Macy Gray, Curtis Mayfield, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Spike Lee, The Brand New Heavies, Big Daddy Kane, Maceo Parker, Pat Metheny, KRS 1, Phylis Hyman, The Jungle Brothers, Quincy Jones (Remix), Greg Osby, and Run DMC. A1997 Grammy Award nominee himself for mixing, Bob Power has had over 40 charting records, and has received more than 20 gold or platinum records. 

As a feature T.V. composer, Power is best known for his theme music for the Emmy Award winning OVER EASY on P.B.S.; he also composed the original theme and score for the Disney family series THE SCHEME OF THINGS. Other major television credits include the theme and score for the hour-long prime time special FOUR ALONE: THE OLDER WOMAN IN AMERICA, the National Endowment for the Humanities funded THE STATE OF THE LANGUAGE, and music for the LIFETIME CHANNEL and Disney's IMAGINE. 

In the broadcast advertising world, Bob Power has written and produced music for Coca Cola, Philip Morris, Mercedes, Casio, Hertz, Jello, AT&T, Sprite, the U.S. Postal Service, Illinois Bell, Hasbro, Hardee's, Duracell, Fritos, Ragu, A & W, L'Oreal, Sharp Electronics, Chef Boy-ar-dee, Intel, Elizabeth Arden, Warner-Lambert, Purina, the American Cancer Society (EMMY Award winner), Chesebrough-Ponds, Cutex, and the Sun Company. 

Bob Power is a popular and dynamic speaker and lecturer; clients include Apple Computer, Apogee Electronics. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammys), Aguilar Electronics, Red Bull, CMJ, Guitar Center Pro, Boot Camp Convention -Vancouver, Pacific Coast Jazz Festival and has taught or lectured for University of San Francisco/Lone Mountain College, NYU, William Patterson University, Mercy College, New York Institute of Technology, Parkway School District (St. Louis), and the Boys’ Club of New York.