The American baritone, Bobb Robinson, obtained his Bachelor's Degree, English Language and General Literature from the Muskingum University in Columbus, Ohio (1984-1988); Bachelor of Music degree in Voice and Opera from the Stetson University in Daytona Beach, Florida (1993-1996); his Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Miami in Fort Lauderdale (1996-1998); and his DMA in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland College Park (1999-2003). In 2001, he was Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Bobb Robinson, has been praised by The Washington Post for his "charismatic stage presence" and "rich, flowing" singing, and by The Miami Herald for his "impressively effortless" singing. A former resident of Washington, DC, he 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. He has performed over 20 operatic roles, including Friedrick Wieck, father of Clara Schumann, in the World Premier of Robert Convery's opera Clara. As a director, he has directed acclaimed productions in Northeast Florida, including W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, The Telephone, and Marschner's Der Vampyr. As an innovative collaborator, he 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. Hae also recently co-wrote and performed an original cabaret, Une soiree a 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. As concert soloist, he has performed with many nationally-renowned ensembles including the Washington Bach Consort, Denver Bach Society, Montana Early Music Festival, Musikanten, 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 Robinson worked as Manuscript Coordinator at The Endocrine Society (February 2004-June 2006); Choirman and soloist at Washington National Cathedral (August 2004-June 2006). He served as Assistant Professor of Voice at Jacksonville University (January 2007-May 2012); Director of Opera at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina (August 2012-June 2014); Associate Adjunct Professor/Sabbatical Replacement at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia (July-December 2014). Since August 2012 he is Adjunct Professor of Voice at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Hae also teaches and performs each summer at Helena Choral Week in Helena, Montana.
Bobb Robinson has been a featured performer on recordings with the Choirs of Washington National Cathedral, as well as the recent Clear Note Records release of Johannes Brahms' vocal chamber music, Liebestreu.