Faculty profile

Robert Auler

Professor - Applied Piano, Advanced Music Theory
Piano - Area Coordinator


Tyler 117 - Teaching Studio

Office hours

By Appointment Only

Robert Auler is a Professor of Piano at the State University of New York (Oswego). He is an internationally renowned artist with performances on six continents. His notable career has included concerto and festival appearances, residencies, solo recitals, new music and multi-media projects, and appearances on behalf of the US State Department.

The New York Times commends Robert Auler’s playing for its “extraordinary rhythmic clarity and expression.” American Record Guide cites his “elegant tone and uncanny sense of voicing.” The CharlotteObserver writes that Auler handles “technical and virtuosic concerns with aplomb.” Auler’s playing has also been described as “beautiful” (Fanfare), “superb,” (Ann Arbor News) “stunning” (LaPorte HeraldKArgus) “firstKrate” (Cincinnati NewsKRecord), “truly electrifying” (ChampaignKUrbana NewsK Gazette) and “a knockout.” (Syracuse PostKStandard.)

Auler has won first prize in national and international piano competitions, including the Society of American Musicians and the Stravinsky Awards. Auler has performed on six continents, including performances throughout the United States, Canada, Argentina, Venezuela, Germany, Austria, Holland, France, Denmark, the Czech Republic, China, South Africa and New Zealand. Notable venues include Carnegie Hall, Teatro Colon, and Shanghai Symphony Hall.

Auler has performed in notable summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Monadanock Festival, the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival, the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, Nantucket Musical Arts Society, and Festival A Tiempo Caracas (Venezuela).

Performances and exhibitions

Winner of Union League Arts Foundation Awards Society of American
Musicians Prize for PianoStravinsky Awards
Performed Gershwin Con. in F throughout Europe
Performed throughout Venezuela
Performed on Chicago's Dame Myra Hess Series
Ann Arbor–Brave New Work
Cincinnati–Challenging Performances Series
Indianapolis' Atheneum Series:
Santa Barbara (CA), Aspen (CO), Oxford (OH)
Midday Music, Arlington (TX)


B.M.: Northwestern Univ.

M.M.: University of Michigan

D.M.A.: Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music


Anton Nel
Ian Hobson
Jerome Lowenthal
Lydia Artymiw
Frank Weinstock

Classes taught

Applied Piano
Advanced Theory
Class Piano III