Rob Engelson, DMA
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Rob Engelson is a Professor at Ashford University's College of Liberal Arts, where he began teaching in 1995. His degrees include a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Choral Music from Arizona State University, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Education and German from Augsburg College. He is a semi-professional actor, having performed in 15 shows at the Clinton Area Showboat Theater, a professional summer theater company located in Clinton. Dr. Engelson currently teaches all music and music education-related courses, interdisciplinary courses including World Music, The Human Quest for Personal Freedom: Art, Music & Literature of the Romantic Era, Fine Arts Seminar, Shakespeare and Music, all Scholars Institute courses since its inception (2002), and Freshman Experience. His words of wisdom to students are: "Jump in with both feet, get to know as many of the faculty and staff as you can, get involved in student activities, and do your work on time!"