Robert Buckley has a diverse career as a composer, arranger, performer, producer, recording artist and conductor. In the pop world, he has created several albums and hit songs with labels such as CBS and A&M. The number one single Letting Go won him a gold record. He has conducted and arranged for major artists such as Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan and Aerosmith, to name a few. In the film and television world, he has scored numerous award-winning shows for Disney, Alliance, ABC, FOX, CBS, PBS, CBC and the Cartoon Network. In the live stage world, he has composed music for contemporary dance, musicals and large-scale worldwide television events such as the Calgary Olympics, the Victoria Commonwealth Games, the Vancouver Olympics and the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony with Cirque Du Soleil. He composed This Is My Home for the Canada Pavilion at the World Expo – a song that has been performed at every Canada Day since and has become a Canadian tradition. In the concert world, he has composed and conducted for major symphony orchestras and his symphonic wind band compositions have been performed worldwide.
Robert was invited to be composer-in-residence at the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic held at Troy University (Alabama), where his composition Continuum was premiered. For several years he has been invited to attend the Con Brio Whistler Music Festival and was commissioned to compose Where Mountains Touch the Sky for a massed band of more than 1,500 players.
Robert has received numerous awards for his work and, as a frequently commissioned composer, is always looking for interesting new ways to express his music. He lives in Vancouver with his wife, choreographer and director Marlise McCormick.