Schuyler Robinson: March 16, 2012


Schuyler Robinson, DMA, has served as Professor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Kentucky since 1982 where he chairs the Master of Music in Sacred Music program which merges music and seminary courses into an exciting new degree offering. Prior to this he served as Professor and College Organist at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, N.C. for 13 years. He has served churches in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, and Kentucky as Organist and Organist/ Choirmaster.

Dr. Robinson earned degrees in organ from Illinois Wesleyan University, the University of Michigan, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois. He has also coached under Michael Schneider in Cologne and Daniel Roth in Paris.

As an organ recitalist he has concertized extensively in the U.S., in Europe, Costa Rica and Taiwan. In a four decade career as Church Organist he served as Assistant Organist at Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral in Lexington, KY, from 1991 to 2009.

This tenure has also incorporated performance residencies in the great cathedrals of England, including Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's, London; also Bristol, Ely, Canterbury, Lincoln, Peterborough, Norwich, and Gloucester.

His collaboration in the Di Martino-Robinson Trumpet-Organ Duo has taken performances to some 22 states. His 2008 solo organ CD, A Kentucky Organ Tour, showcases nine pipe organs of the Bluegrass Region. (RAVEN OAR-960)

Schuyler's wife, Linda, is an early childhood music and movement specialist and teacher trainer for Musikgarten. Their adult children with young families have lived in Las Vegas since 2000. Timothy, after 12 years in management with Cirque du Soleil, has been appointed Director of Theatre Operations of the Smith Center, and Kimberly is an Elementary School Principal.


“Allegro" from Concerto in B Minor: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
arr. Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

Variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) "The Wedge"

Fantaisie in A: César Franck (1822-1890)

Three Organ Preludes for Lent:

Variations on a shape-note hymn: Wondrous Love, 0p.34: Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

0 sacred head now wounded (II): Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Were you there?: Johannes Matthias Michel (b. 1962)

Prelude & Fugue on the name of ALAIN, Op. 7: Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)