ROBERT SEELEY received his formal music training at California State University, Chico, graduating with distinction in 1978 with a degree in Music Theory/Composition, and was later awarded a teaching credential in 1979. After graduating, Mr. Seeley taught vocal and instrumental music for a number of years in the state school system.
Seeley has been a passionate musician since his youth, performing in various genres of instrumental and choral music groups. But no group had ever moved him as much as when he began singing with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in 1986, which inspired him to begin his writing in earnest. By 1993 he was awarded Composer-in-Residence for the chorus, and in 1996 he composed the highly acclaimed song cycle, NakedMan, which has remained his signature piece.