Robert Bonham, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus from Maryville College in eastern Tennessee. A recipient of the Maryville College Outstanding Teacher Award, he taught piano and courses that ranged from world music and art history to experiential courses focused on enhancing creativity and wellness.
He first studied music at the international Woodstock School in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains of India and earned degrees in music from Phillips University and Kansas University, studying with Jon Nelson and Angelica Morales von Sauer. He has studied with Sheila Paige of the Taubman Piano Institute since 1990. His Ph.D. in Comparative Arts is from Ohio University.
Currently he is performing with Trillium, a piano and string ensemble, and the Soiree Winds, a woodwind quintet. Trillium recently completed a week-long residency at Salisbury University in Maryland, where, in addition to a concert, they offered a series of presentations and workshops on a variety of wellness issues.
In recent years he has lead trips to destinations like India, Nepal, Tibet and Bali. Plans for 2016 include combining wellness workshops with sailing on a catamaran in the Aegean Sea.