Robert Dawson is a professor of commercial music and chair of the music department. Among his responsibilities are teaching music production classes, including computer recording, digital editing, computer sequencing, and notation. He also teaches commercial harmony, music business, and is the director of the ELAC Jazz Ensemble.
Before joining the faculty in 2001, Mr. Dawson served as director of instrumental music at The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California for twenty years, where he orchestrated music for the instrumental ensembles, produced recordings, and conducted bands and orchestras.
Mr. Dawson stays active in the music business as a composer and multi-instrumentalist.