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Robin Bier

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Lecturer in Music

Fine Arts

About

Dr. Robin Bier has taught Aural Skills at the University of York, UK, and now joins the faculty of Bryn Athyn College to teach Music Theory. As a singer, she has been a soloist with the American Bach Soloists, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Cantata Collective, Bourbon Baroque, the Dartington Festival Orchestra, and the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, and an ensemble member with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Clarion, I Fagiolini, Apollo's Fire, Ensemble VIII and Opera Philadelphia, among many others, and co-directs solo voice early music ensemble Les Canards Chantants. She is Director of Choristers at Bryn Athyn Cathedral, and maintains a private classical voice studio in Philadelphia.

Education

  • BMus, Oberlin Conservatory of Music;
  • MA in Music, University of York, UK
  • PhD in Music, University of York, UK

Accomplishments

  • Vice Chancellor's Gold Award, University of York
  • Sir Jack Lyons Scholarship, University of York
  • Roslyn Lyons Masters Scholarship, University of York
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Conservatory Dean’s Merit Award, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Nancy Stessin Memorial Piano Scholarship, Aspen Music School

Areas of Expertise

  • Singing (solo and ensemble)
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Early Music
  • Performance Practice
  • Piano\
  • Self-Accompaniment
  • Performance practice
  • Editing