Caroline Robinson

Events

  • Closing Concert – Organ / Choir / Orchestra - Caroline Robinson / Renée Anne Louprette/Amanda Mole organ; Auburn Symphony, Wesley Schulz, conductor; Seattle Pro Musica, Karen P. Thomas, conductor - Benaroya Hall - Fisk Organ
    200 University Street
    July 7 @ 7:30 pm
    The gala Closing Concert at Benaroya Hall includes the 2021 Marilyn Mason competition winner, Rashaan Rori Allwood’s “In Memory of...” for solo organ and speaker. The concert features works for choir and organ, including James Macmillan’s “Cantigas Sagradas,” and a commission from the 2020 Atlanta National Convention by Eric Nelson. Works for organ and orchestra include Judith Bingham’s “Jacob’s Ladder” and David Briggs’s “Concerto for Organ and Orchestra.” Performers include organists Amanda Mole, Caroline Robinson, and Renée Anne Louprette; Seattle Pro Musica, conducted by Karen P. Thomas; and the Auburn Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wesley Schulz. About "In Memory of..." by Rashaan Rori Allwood, from the composer: “This piece is written as an homage to victims of oppression and hardships. Choose a person or group of persons whose death holds special significance and benefits from awareness. The name chosen should be relevant to your audience. Examples include George Floyd, Ayo Bakole, Breonna Taylor, the Anishinaabe people, etc.” About "The Love of God" by Eric Nelson, from the composer: “For this commission, ‘The Love of God,’ I have taken Frederick Martin Lehman’s text and wedded it to new music for choir and organ, without any reference to the original tune or style period. The choir and the organ engage in a sort of dialogue, joining together only at key moments.”

About

Originally from Greenville, SC, Dr. Caroline Robinson is an active performing organist and church musician. Dr. Robinson holds the post of Organist and Associate-Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, where she shares organ playing and accompanying responsibilities and leads the RSCM-based Chorister program.

Caroline has been featured as a solo recitalist in many venues across the United States, including New York City churches St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, St. John the Divine, Trinity Church Wall Street, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Church of the Advent in Boston, MA and Harvard Memorial Church, Cambridge; and Kansas City’s the Kauffman Center. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams”, “Pipedreams LIVE!”, and Philadelphia-based public radio station 90.1 WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. She has been a featured performer at AGO and OHS Conventions.

Caroline is the Second Prize Winner of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP), held as part of the 2018 AGO Convention in Kansas City. Caroline holds First Prize from the 11th annual Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival (2008) and from the 10th annual West Chester University Organ Competition (2010). She was a semifinalist in the 2014 Dublin International Organ Competition.

Dr. Robinson completed her undergraduate work at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Alan Morrison. Aided by a grant from the J. William Fulbright fellowship fund, Caroline studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse with Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen (organ) and Yasuko Bouvard (harpsichord). Caroline holds the Doctor of Musical Arts as well as the Master of Music in Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with David Higgs. At the conclusion of her doctorate, Dr. Robinson received the Performer’s Certificate and Advanced Teaching Certificate in Theory Pedagogy.