Dr. Robert J. Rockabrand
Professor Emeritus Principia College
56 Mill St. P.O. Box 67
Elsah, Illinois 62028-0067

(618) 374-1847


Dr. Robert Rockabrand, Principia College Professor Emeritus, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Principia College, Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from Westminster Choir College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Stanford University. He served on the Principia faculty from 1975 to 1997, and held the Charles Stewart Harding Mott Distinguished Professorship Chair until his retirement. Previous to that, he taught at Ball State University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and Westminster Choir College. Since 1997 he has lectured widely in the United States and abroad.


As Principia's choral director, Rocky led frequent tours with a combined chorus of College and Upper School singers. With his wife Sara he has directed Principia Travel Studies Programs in the United States and Europe. He also teaches at Alumni, Summer Session and October Session activities, and has served as a faculty member in Principia December Session programs for adults.


Awards include a Certificate of Merit in 1989 from the American Council of Teachers for innovative academic advising, and, with Sara, an Alumni Merit Award from Westminster Choir College in 1996. Sara and Bob have soloed in the Christian Science Church for many years, and Bob is currently first reader of the Elsah Christian Science Church. He is producer-director of the 1988 recording of hymns published by The First Church of Christ, Scientist entitled: "The Healing Word of Love."


NEW: I became an online ordained minister through Universal Ministries in Milford, Illinois on August 30, 2004. I minister at weddings on request. Have portfolio-will travel!