Originally from Greenville, SC, Caroline Robinson is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Alan Morrison. Caroline commenced organ studies at the age of 12 under the tutelage of Adam Pajan. She later studied extensively with Dr. Charles Tompkins of Furman University, Dr. Wilma Jensen of Nashville, TN, and Mr. Thomas Bara of the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Caroline is a recipient of a grant from the J. William Fulbright fellowship fund. Aided by this generous grant, she studied during the 2013-14 year at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse with Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen (organ), and Yasuko Bouvard (harpsichord). Caroline received the Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music in 2016 and immediately began the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, remaining in the studio of David Higgs.
As a young performer, Caroline has had the opportunity to play at several important venues in the U.S., including the famed Wanamaker organ at Macy’s (Philadelphia), Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), the Kauffman Center (Kansas City, MO), The Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), and St. Thomas Fifth Avenue (NYC). Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams”, “Pipedreams LIVE!”, and Philadelphia-based WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. Caroline was a performer at the 2015 and 2016 OHS Conventions as well as the 2015 Region III AGO Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.
Caroline is the First Prize winner of the 11th annual Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival (2008) and the 10th annual West Chester University Organ Competition (2010). In 2016 she received the top scholarship from the 25th annual Peter B. Knock Memorial Music Fund. That same year, she was also named one of the top “20 Under 30” budding young organists by the Diapason magazine.
Caroline serves as Assistant Organist at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, under the leadership of Director of Music Peter DuBois. She also holds the post of Executive Assistant for Organ Outreach within the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI), in which she works to extend the impact of the pipe organ into the community.