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Caroline Robinson appointed to University of Michigan

May 17, 2024
Caroline Robinson
Caroline Robinson

Caroline Robinson is appointed assistant professor for the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Ann Arbor, effective for fall. 

In addition to her United States performances, Robinson has performed in England, Denmark, France, and Germany. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s Pipedreams, Pipedreams LIVE!, and Philadelphia-based public radio station WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. She has been a featured performer at conventions of the Organ Historical Society, the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, and the American Guild of Organists. She performed during the closing concert at the 2022 AGO national convention in Seattle, collaborating with Seattle Pro Musica on choral and organ works including James MacMillan’s Cantos Sagrados

Robinson is a laureate of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, held as part of the 2018 AGO convention in Kansas City. She holds first prizes from the 11th annual Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival in 2008 and from the 10th annual West Chester University Organ Competition in 2010. She was a semifinalist in the 2014 Dublin International Organ Competition and is a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 class of 2016. 

Robinson holds the post of organist and associate choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Georgia. There under the direction of Dale Adelmann, Robinson shares organ playing and accompanying responsibilities and leads the RSCM-based chorister program. She is an active continuo player with early music ensembles, having performed at the Rochester Early Music Festival, San Francisco’s American Bach Soloists Academy, and now regularly with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Robinson is an artist affiliate in organ instruction at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, and maintains a private studio in the Atlanta area. She is represented in North America by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc

Robinson completed her undergraduate work at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, where she studied with Alan Morrison. Aided by a grant from the J. William Fulbright fellowship fund, she studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse with Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen, organ, and Yasuko Bouvard, harpsichord. Robinson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Music degrees in organ performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, where she studied with David Higgs. She also received the performer’s certificate and the advanced teaching certificate in theory pedagogy from Eastman. 

For information: smtd.umich.edu and concertorganists.com


Other recent appointments:

Phoon Yu to All Saints Episcopal Church, Winter Park, Florida

Monica Berney to St. Paul's Church, K Street, Washington, DC

Carolyn Craig to Wells Cathedral, UK