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Dr. Robert E. Parrish

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Artistic Director

Local Address:  Sarasota , Florida , United States
Musica Sacra Cantorum

Employment History


  • EdD
  • Master of Arts degree , music
    Trenton State College
  • Bachelor of Arts , music
    Trenton State College
  • Ed.D.
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Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services | Brandenton Florida, Bradenton Florida funeral homes, 18 Dec 2014 [cached]
Ken is the proud father of two children: Carolyn and Robert.
Robert E. ''Bob'' Parrish, EdD
Robert E. ''Bob'' Parrish, EdD Preneed Administrator
Bob possesses an earned Doctorate in education from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in music from Trenton State College. Bob joined Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services in July 2002, following a 35 year career in higher education. Prior to his retirement from academia, Bob was an Associate Professor of Music at The College of New Jersey, where he was Artistic Director of the college's Opera Theatre and also served as Chairperson of the Music Department. Upon his retirement, he was awarded the title Professor Emeritus of Music and in 2006 was awarded the college's highest honor: the Alumni Citation.
In addition to his work in education, Bob was also affiliated with Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton, NJ, where he served on the music staff as a member of the professional cathedral choir, also serving as conductor of festival services and concerts. At present, he is Artistic Director of Musica Sacra Cantorum, which is based in Sarasota. It is the Florida Gulf Coast region's only choral ensemble dedicated solely to the presentation of sacred music.
At Griffith-Cline Funeral and Cremation Services, Bob is in charge of the Preneed program, assists on funeral services and is a crematory operator. Ever the student, Bob is half way through studies to become a licensed Florida funeral director.
Bob and his wife Joan reside with their furry son Buster in East Manatee County. In addition to their travels within the US, they have visited more than 20 countries and spend considerable time each year in England and France.
Bob is also an avid golfer. When asked what his handicap is, his response is invariably: "I'm left-handed."
Bob Parrish, 16 Mar 2010 [cached]
Bob Parrish, Director of Music Bob was born in Trenton, NJ and raised in Hamilton Square, NJ. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Trenton State College and his Doctorate from the University of Delaware. He holds the title Professor Emeritus of Music from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). At TCNJ Bob served as Artist Director and Principal Conductor of The Opera Theatre of TCNJ from 1983 - 2005. He was also Chairperson of the college's Department of Music from 1990-2002.
Bob was appointed Trinity's Director of Music in May 2005. Before moving to Florida, he was affiliated with the music programs at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (where he served as a conductor of festival services and concerts) and St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Trenton, NJ. In addition, he has worked with the choirs at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral (Trenton, NJ), First Presbyterian Church in Germantown (Philadelphia, PA), St. Alphonse Roman Catholic Church (Dresher, PA) and Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church (Mercerville, NJ).
Bob is also an active conductor of opera, music theater and symphony. As a stage performer, Bob has appeared in more than 45 leading operatic and music theater roles, with regional and touring organizations. As soloist in cantata and oratorio, Bob has performed most of the canon of sacred choral masterpieces.
In addition to his work at Trinity, Bob is also Music Director of Bradenton Musica Sacra, the Florida Gulf Coast region's only ensemble dedicated solely to the performance of works based on sacred texts and themes.
Dr. Robert Parrish - ..., 20 Nov 2006 [cached]
Dr. Robert Parrish - Director of Music profile email
Robert Parrish has been hailed ... [cached]
Robert Parrish has been hailed throughout the East for the assurance of his conducting, the power of his performances and the musicality of his interpretations.
This reputation was gathered over a thirty-one year career at The College of New Jersey, where for twenty-one of those years Dr. Parrish was Artistic Director of its Opera Theatre. Dr. Parrish was named successor to founding Artistic Director Byron Steele in 1983.
Outside of the academic community, Dr. Parrish has had an active conducting career in regional opera houses and concert halls. He continues his active conducting schedule to this day.
Today, Dr. Parrish dedicates his enormous energy to the success of Musica Sacra Cantorum.
SRQ DAILY 5/13, 13 May 2011 [cached]
The Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) announced Robert Parrish has been hired as chorus master. Parrish previously guest conducted for AMICCO during concerts in February and March, and also served as the narrator for the operetta Die Fledermaus. Parrish previously served as artistic director of The College of New Jersey's Opera Theatre, and served as the college's music department chairman. Share:
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