CitationAs Professor of Accordion and Theory at the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver, Robert Davine founded the school's accordion department in the late 1950s and was still an active professor at Lamont when he died at age 77 on November 25, 2001.
At the university he developed what was to be one of the three major academic programs in accordion study in the US. These distinguished programs were available at the University of Houston under Bill Palmer and Bill Hughes, the University of Missouri at Kansas City directed by Joan Cochran Sommers and the University of Denver under Robert Davine. The program offered an "Artist Diploma in Concert Accordion Performance." Accordions Worldwide
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Overview Robert Davine (deceased) was a Professor of Accordion and Theory at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music until his death in 2001. Robert Davine founded the school's accordion department in the late 1950s, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for 1998 - 1999. The collection consists of sheet music and scores for various classical accordion compositions, as well as apporximately 50 LP vinyl albums.