The American tenor, conductor and music pedagogue, Robert K. Greenlee, studied organ with Mildred Andrews and Anthony Newman, composition with Michael Hennagin, conducting with Margaret Hillis and Julius Herford, voice with Paul Matthen, and early music with Thomas Binkley. He obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Oklahoma University and his D.M. from Indiana University.
Robert Greenlee has recorded as a singer on the Harmonia Mundi label, and at the keyboard he has accompanied and coached singers such as Sylvia McNair. He serves as Professor of Music, Chair of Music Departmenta at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He is the director of the Bowdoin Chamber Choir, which has performed with the Portland Symphony and at ACDA and SCI conferences and festivals. He teaches courses in choral and instrumental conducting, choral literature, music theory and history, and in addition to choral music he performs drumming and vocal music of Africa, Latin America, and West Asia.
Robert Greenlee’s articles on singing have been published in Early Music and other journals, and his compositions, which have won awards in contests sponsored by Amadeus Choir, the Toronto Camerata, the American Guild of Organists, His Majestie's Clerkes, and the Alienor Competition are published by the Hinshaw, Warren, and Bock publishing houses. He is currently working on folk-song arrangements, and he believes that music has the potential to serve as a common language for the world, bringing diverse and seemingly antagonistic cultures and personalities into communion.