Robert Cornelius Spencer is a native of Macon, Georgia. He was educated in the Bibb County Public School System. Cornelius earned a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Piano from the Townsend School of Music, where he studied with Dr. John Noel Roberts and was a member of the Mercer Jazz and Percussion Ensembles. He participated in a number of chamber recitals and performances while completing his undergraduate studies. In 2017, Cornelius earned an MFA in Music Composition with a concentration in scoring for visual media.
Over the years, Cornelius has collaborated with a number of well-known gospel, classical, and jazz artists.
When he is not performing, he can be found teaching and has taught piano and Hammond organ since 2004 and feels that one of his greatest musical responsibilities is to his students by helping guide them to a life filled with quality musicianship and integrity.
In 2009, Cornelius began producing and composing, and founded CBM Productions, LLC, specializing in music production, arranging, and composition for film, television, and media.
Photographer: Jason McCoy