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Gary Woodrow Cobb Faculty Profile

Gary Woodrow Cobb

Professor of Music
Fine Arts Division, Seaver College
MB 239


  • PhD, Fine Arts, Texas Tech University, 1979
  • MM, Music Theory, Texas Tech University, 1975
  • BM, in Piano, Texas Tech University, 1974
  • Certificate in Leadership, Peter Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management
  • Claremont Graduate University, 2006


  • Ph.D. Dissertation: "A Study and Critical Edition of the Duetti, terzetti, e madrigali a piu voci (1705) of Antonio Lotti"
  • Master's Thesis: "A Descriptive Analysis of the Piano Concertos of Sergei Rachmaninoff" Christian Scholar's Conference, July 1995
  • Paper: "Ethical Dimensions in the Teaching of Fine Arts at Christian Colleges and Universities."
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, 2005
  • National Endowment for Humanities, seminar to study music of Richard Wagner, New York University, 1988, 1988
  • Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Foundation, European research on the Italian continuo madrigal
  • Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society
  • American Guild of Organists
  • College Music Society
  • Music Teachers Association of California
  • University Music Administrators of California
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Sabbatical to Germany and the Czech Republic, 2000, 2000
  • Organ Recital for the Ventura County Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, in celebration of the American Guild of Organists Centennial, April 1996
  • Organ Recital at St. George the Martyr Cathedral in Jerusalem, May 1995
  • Organist for Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1999 - present
  • Organist for Thousand Oaks United Methodist Church, 1996 - 1998
  • Organist for Malibu Presbyterian Church, 1994 - 1995
  • Organ Recital at Santa Maria di Ricci in Florence, March 2000
  • Organ Concert at the Church of St. Giles in Prague, August 2000
  • Organ Recital, Harris Manchester Chapel in Oxford, July 2005


  • Research in leadership, arts and humanities


  • Analytic techniques
  • Music theory, keyboard harmony, aural skills, counterpoint
  • Twentieth-century techniques
  • Piano pedagogy
  • Western heritage
  • Applied piano and organ
  • Music fundamentals
  • Music history courses in Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th-Century