Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson, soprano. instructor of music, received her bachelor of music degree in vocal music education from Western Michigan University, her master of music in vocal performance from Florida State University, and has pursued doctoral studies at the University of Illinois. Prior to coming to Ole Miss, she taught studio voice at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she also designed and directed the opera workshop program.

Ms. Robinson has performed widely throughout the United States in opera, oratorio, and recital. Her operatic roles include Despina and Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte, Marenka in The Bartered Bride, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Pamina in The Magic Flute. Active in oratorio, Ms. Robinson's solo appearances include those with the Hilton Head Oratorio Society, Tar River Orchestra, Sun Coast Oratorio Society, and both the North Carolina Bach Festival and the Tallahassee Bach Parley. Her repertoire includes The Creation (Haydn), Messiah (Handel), Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn), and Christmas Oratorio (Bach).

Of her 2012 performance of Haydn's Creation with the Arkansas Choral Society and members of the Little Rock Symphony, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette stated, "marvelous throughout. Jennifer Robinson was especially luminous in the arias "With verdure clad" and "On mighty pens."

Her many recital engagements include the 50th anniversary conference of the College Music Society, the National Opera Association's national conference in Washington, D.C., guest artist series of numerous universities, and performances for the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Concert soloist venues include the Germantown Symphony Orchestra, the Hilton Head Festival of Italian Opera, and the North Carolina Museum of Art Chamber Music Series. She recently appeared at the joint national conference of the National Opera Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing in a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles, a work which is featured on a CD currently under production by Albany Records.

Ms. Robinson is currently developing programs that enhance performers' artistic abilities through natural, holistic means. Her presentation "Yoga and Meditation for Performers" was featured at the 2012 Southern Regional Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Fall of 2013 will see her in the world premier of American composer Philip Seward's new song cycle The Party, composed for Ms. Robinson and her husband, Bradley Robinson. Written for baritone, soprano and piano four hands, the performance will also feature the Rogers Wang Duo.

E-mail: (jjrobins@olemiss.edu)