Rocky J. Reuter | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Rocky J. Reuter

    Professor of Music

    Male Silhouette

    Conservatory Complex
    Capital University Main Campus

    (614) 236-6226

    • Biography

      In addition to teaching composition at Capital University's Conservatory of Music since 1986, Rocky Reuter has helped shape much of the curriculum within the Conservatory and has held a number of positions, from interim dean of the Conservatory of Music to assistant dean of the Conservatory of Music and School of Communication.

      As a composer, Reuter is well known both nationally and internationally for his ability to compose music for a vast array of ensembles in a myriad of styles, using varied and unique techniques. He has been commissioned to write special music for three presidential inaugurations, is the recipient of numerous awards in his field and has lectured and performed at numerous festivals and events both in this country and abroad.

      Reuter is the founder of the NOW Music Festival at Capital University; the MIDI Band, which was established in 1987 as the first all-MIDI ensemble in the nation; and Ensemble Now, a contemporary music and improvisation ensemble. Visit his website.  Listen to his music.


    • Teaches

      Electronic Composition
      Music Business & Technology Survey
      Music Technology Internship Coordinator

    • Degrees

      Doctor of Musical Arts, The Ohio State University
      Master of Music Education, James Madison University
      Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Music Education, The University of Wisconsin–Platteville