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Robert Colligan Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Music 1st Grade, Music 2nd Grade, Music 3rd Grade, Music 4th Grade, Music 5th Grade, Music 6th Grade, Music 7th Grade, Music 8th Grade, Music Kindergarten, Music PreK3, Music PreK4


Master of Orchestral Instrument Performance degree from Temple University

Bachelor of Arts degree from University of the Arts in May of 1991. Majoring in Jazz bass and Orchestral bass. 4 years with the University of the Arts choir




Mr. Colligan has acquired a diverse array of experience playing the acoustic and electric bass for the last 35 years.

Mr. Colligan has aquired 4 years of choir directorship at 2 Catholic schools.


Robert Colligan began his musical training on guitar at the age of fourteen with his two older brothers, James and John. He soon was attracted to the bass guitar and began memorizing popular songs and performing with local Rock & Roll bands. His interest in bass violin and Jazz and Classical music led him to the music of Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Paul Chambers and a wide array of orchestral works. In May of 1991, Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Arts. He was instructed by Philadelphia Orchestra bassist, Henry Scott and Jazz bassist, Craig Thomas. In May of 2000, Bob earned his Masters degree in classical instrument performance from Temple University studying solo works for bass with bassist Anne Peterson and playing with the Temple University Orchestra under the leadership of Louis Biava. Bob is taught bass at the Music School of Delaware. In addition, he was an Adjunct Professor of Music History, Music Appreciation, Jazz History, and faculty bass instructor at Camden County College.  Bob also enjoys a prosperous and eclectic assortment of Jazz and Pop performances such as "The Vince Lardear Quartet", Philadelphia's premier wedding band company,  EBE " Paris", "Kombu Combo", "Jump City Jazz Orchestra" and lots more. Roberts interest in guitar continues to grow including an interest in classical guitar technique.