Caroline Robinson began her work as Assistant Organist in August 2014. She is a Masters Degree student in the studio of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music.
Having given her organ recital debut at age fourteen, Caroline Robinson is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied with Alan Morrison. Originally from Greenville, SC, she began her piano studies at age five and commenced organ studies at the age of 12 under the tutelage of Adam Pajan, and later on with Dr. Charles Tompkins of Furman University. With assistance from a scholarship from the J. William Fulbright fellowship fund, Caroline pursued studies at Conservatoire Ràyonnement Règional de Toulouse with Michel Bouvard (organ) and Yasuko Bouvard (harpsichord) during the 2013-14 year.
As a young performer, Caroline has had the opportunity to play at several notable venues in the U.S., including the famed Wanamaker organ at Macy’s (Philadelphia), Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), and the Kauffman Center (Kansas City, MO). 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. Caroline is the First Prize winner of the 11th Annual Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival (Wethersfield, CT, 2008) and in the Tenth Annual West Chester University Organ Competition (2010). In the summer of 2010, she attended the Oundle for Organists course in Oundle, England. At the culmination of the course, she was awarded five recitals at venues across England; she traveled to the UK to play four of these five recitals in October of 2011.
In addition to her work towards completing her Masters degree, Caroline is excited to join the community at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, working as Assistant Organist to Director of Music/Organist Peter DuBois. She also holds a graduate assistantship position in the realm of the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI), performing various assisting duties under the direction of Annie Laver. Outside of her musical pursuits, Caroline enjoys running and yoga, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, spending time with family, traveling, and being out in nature as much as possible.