Robert Reinhart (b. 1975) is a Chicago-based composer whose interests include timbralism, microtonality, and early music. His works have been performed in the United States, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Ukraine. He holds degrees in composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, San Francisco State University, and Northwestern University. His works have been performed by Ensemble Dal Niente, the Estrella Consort, flutists Maria Carolina Cavalcanti and Emma Hospelhorn, harpist Ben Melsky, and trombonist Mike Svoboda, among others. Two of his recent works are currently being recorded by composer/pianist Joann Cho and gambist Andrew Arceci.
Reinhart serves as the Coordinator of Sophomore Theory and Aural Skills at Northwestern University and has presented in multiple venues on the subject of quarter-tone singing/ear training. He has also taught composition and orchestration at Columbia College and currently serves on the board of Ensemble Dal Niente. As a bassoonist, vocalist, and recorderist, he regularly performs with the a.per.i.od.ic ensemble and the Triple Reed Trio.