The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

New Associate Organist-Choirmaster Named

We are delighted to announce that Caroline Robinson has accepted the Cathedral’s call to become our next associate organist-choirmaster! Her principal duties will be to oversee our Cathedral Chorister program, to share organ playing responsibilities for some 250 services annually (approximately 150 of which necessitate accompanying the Cathedral choirs), and to assist broadly in the many facets of the Cathedral’s music ministry.

Caroline is finishing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ and the Advanced Teaching Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy this spring at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she served as organ scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, and was an integral part of the leadership team for its thriving Chorister program. She also studied for a year at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Toulouse, France. In 2018 she was Second Prize Winner in the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, which is held biannually during the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists. As an organ recitalist she is well known and respected, and several of her performances have been broadcast on American Public Media’s nationally syndicated show Pipedreams. Caroline is a native of Greenville, South Carolina, and Cathedral members will be interested to know that she played her first pre-Evensong recital here when she was just a college freshman. Much more information about her, and excerpts of her organ performances, may be found at carolinerobinson.net

Caroline was selected following a thorough national search, begun last October following the departure of Patrick Scott to become Director of Music at Grace-St. Luke’s in Memphis. Canon for Music Dale Adelmann and a wonderful Music Search Advisory Committee (Brent Rosengren, chair; Bryant Bateman; Dorsey DeLong; Haven Long; and Cy Philpott) vetted a large pool of extremely well qualified applicants and reached the unanimous decision to call Caroline following her impressive interview and audition here last month. We very much look forward to welcoming her to the Cathedral of St. Philip beginning July 15, 2020!

Caroline Robinson photo by Sharon Torello