Assistant Professor

Voice, Opera, Music Theatre

(904) 256-7334
rrobins5@ju.edu

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Bobb Robinson has been praised by The Washington Post for his “charismatic stage presence” and “rich, flowing baritone”, and by The Miami Herald for his “impressively effortless” singing.  A former resident of Washington, DC, Bobb has performed at some of the nation’s most prominent venues, including the Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, The National Gallery of Art, and the White House.

A 2001 Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Bobb has performed over 20 operatic roles, including Friedrick Wieck, father of Clara Schumann, in the World Premier of Robert Convery’s opera “Clara”.  As an opera director, Bobb has directed “Cosi fan tutte”, “The Telephone”, “A Waterbird Talk”, and “Der Vampyr” with the JU Opera Theatre.

As concert soloist, Bobb has performed with many nationally-renowned ensembles including the Washington Bach Consort, The Denver Bach Society, The Montana Early Music Festival, Musikanten, the National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.  In  2001, he made his European recital debut, performing at the cathedrals of Notre Dame (Paris), St. Sernin (Toulouse), Chartres Cathedral, and the renowned Festival d’Avignon.  Bobb has been a featured performer on recordings with the Choirs of Washington National Cathedral, as well as the  recent Clear Note Records release of Brahms lieder with his friend and colleague, mezzo-soprano Jane Christeson.

A champion of innovative collaboration, Bobb recently conceived and performed “Twentyfour: Italian Songs and Arias for a New Century”, a narrative presentation of 17th-and 18th-Century Italian song for voice and percussion ensemble.

Bobb also recently co-wrote and performed an original cabaret, Une soireé à l’Olympia, presented as part of “Paris on the Potomac”, Washington DC’s year-long celebration of French Art and Culture.  Other cabaret appearances include Noel and Cole and A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Berlin Between the Wars at Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Bachelor of Arts, Muskingum College

Bachelor of Music, Stetson University
Master of Music, University of Miami
Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Maryland