Robert Buckley has a diverse career as a composer, arranger, performer, producer, recording artist and conductor. In the pop world, he 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 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 scored numerous award-winning shows for Disney, Alliance, ABC, FOX, CBS, PBS, CBC and the Cartoon Network. In the live stage world, he composed music for contemporary dance, musicals and large-scale worldwide television events including 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 Canadian 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, his symphonic compositions have been performed worldwide.
Robert has served as composer-in-residence at several universities and for many years at the Con Brio Whistler Music Festival. He has recorded several CDs of his symphonic wind music: “Continuum”, “Undercurrents”, “Seas Of The Moon” and most recently recorded his Third Symphony “Quebec Mosaic” with the Royal 22nd Regiment Band in Quebec City. His composition “Undercurrents” had its US premier with the world-renowned “President’s Own” US Marine Band.
Robert is a proud member of the American Band Association, the Canadian Music Centre, and the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. He lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada with his wife, choreographer and director, Marlise McCormick.