About Caroline Robinson

Originally from Greenville, SC, Dr. Caroline Robinson is an active performing organist and church musician. In July 2020, she assumed the post of Organist Associate-Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. There, under the direction of Canon Dale Adelmann, she shares organ playing and accompanying responsibilities with Artist-in-Residence Jack Mitchener and she 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 OHS conventions (2015, 2016, and 2018) and AGO Regional Conventions (2015, Pittsburgh; 2019, Myrtle Beach).

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.

Caroline 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. Caroline received the Performer’s Certificate from Eastman for demonstration of high performing ability. She also earned the Advanced Teaching Certificate in Theory Pedagogy following four semesters of theory instruction to undergraduates.

Caroline is particularly interested in historical performance practice and began playing continuo for early music ensembles during her studies. She attended the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco in 2013 and played regularly with colleagues at Eastman. Most recently she has performed with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra under the direction of violinist Julie Andrijeski.

Caroline spends her free time running and doing other forms of exercise, having completed the Buffalo Marathon in May of 2018 in addition to multiple half-marathons. She loves traveling, especially when it involves artwork and beautiful nature vistas. She enjoys cooking vegetarian cuisine and spoiling her one-eyed adopted cat named Miso. 

At the console of the 1962 Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Cathedral of St. Philip, credit: Amy Sinclair

With teachers and mentors: Alan Morrison, Curtis Institute of Music (left), David Higgs and Stephen Kennedy, Eastman School of Music (right)

Final bow with colleagues at the 2022 AGO Convention closing concert at Benaroya Hall