UCF Music Department
Robin Jensen

Robin Jensen

  • Instructor Collaborative Piano/Vocal Arts

rjensen@ucf.edu
Campus Location: PACM131

Robin Jensen is currently Instructor of Collaborative Piano and the Music Director for  the opera program at the University of Central Florida. She oversees the Class Piano program  and is the collaborative pianist for all of the University of Central Florida Choirs. 

 Robin is the Music and Education Director for Opera Orlando where she founded their Youth Program, as well as serves as conductor, chorus master and pianist for different productions. She has been a vocal coach, chorus master and children’s chorus master for many Orlando Philharmonic Orchestras' musical and opera productions and has worked with such companies as Minnesota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and Opera IOWA where she developed the educational opera company and created their first outreach opera workshops. During her tenure with the  Orlando Opera, Robin served as a conductor, assistant conductor and stage director for many opera productions and held the title of Director of Music Administration and Education. She was also instrumental in the development of the Resident Artist and founded their Youth Programs.

Robin was  a vocal coach with the University of Vermont, Ithaca College, Cornell University and Rollins College. She has presented Singing/Acting master classes for colleges and universities across the country, as well as performed as a collaborative pianist for recitals and other performances. Since 1999, Robin has been Artistic Director for “Camp Madhatter” a summer intensive music drama camp in Minnesota. Each year the Camp focuses on a different theatrical theme from which a two week curriculum is created. 

Robin holds a BM and a MM in Piano Performance from Drake University with additional collaborative piano studies from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  She received the prestigious Martha Ellen Tye scholarship for collaborative piano study at the American Institute of Music in Graz, Austria where she studied piano with Jan Meyorowitz and French diction with Margarite Meyerowitz. Other primary teachers include Susan Webb, Wesley Balk, Guy Wuellner and Nathan Schwartz. 

Education

  • M.M. in Additional Collaborative Piano Studies from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • M.M. in Piano Performance from Drake University
  • B.M. in Piano Performance/Pedagogy from Drake University

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10055 MUO3503L Opera Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) M 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Not Online

Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), this ensemble course does require an audition for first-timers... 

Our principal project for Spring 2019 is the performance of:

The Tender Land by Aaron Copland

Auditions for this opera took place in October of 2018 - it is fully cast.

Both of the above-mentioned operas will be sung in English, and will be featured as part of the "UCF Celebrates the Arts" Festival at the downtown Dr. Philips Center on April 12 and 14.

Students interested in auditioning for the course in the Fall semester should send an email to opera@ucf.edu for details.

10536 MUO5505L Graduate Opera Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) M 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Not Online

Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), this ensemble course does require an audition for first-timers... 

Our principal project for Spring 2019 is the performance of:

The Tender Land by Aaron Copland

Auditions for this opera took place in October of 2018 - it is fully cast.

Both of the above-mentioned operas will be sung in English, and will be featured as part of the "UCF Celebrates the Arts" Festival at the downtown Dr. Philips Center on April 12 and 14.

Students interested in auditioning for the course in the Fall semester should send an email to opera@ucf.edu for details.

10370 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available
11520 MVK2122 Class Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
19340 MVK2122 Class Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80750 MUO3503L Opera Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) M 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Available

Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), this ensemble course does require an audition for first-timers... 


Auditions
 for Fall 2018 will be held on Tuesday, August 21 @ 1:30pm - see http://music.ucf.edu/ensembleauditions.php#operatab for more information...

The course will meet on Mondays in Room M150 from 3-5pm and also in Studio 1 (Room 107 of the Theater Bldg.) on Fridays from 3-5pm.

The fundamental purpose of the Opera Workshop ensemble is the study and performance of opera. This semester's major project will be an Opera Scenes Program - performed on Sunday, November 18.

Auditions for the Spring 2019 operas will take place in September. Though students not enrolled in Opera Workshop for the fall semester may audition for Spring roles, preference may be given those who are - as they will be available to begin rehearsing the music during the fall semester.

80751 MUO5505L Graduate Opera Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) F 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Available

Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), this ensemble course does require an audition for first-timers... 

Auditions for Fall 2018 will be held on Tuesday, August 21 @ 1:30pm - see http://music.ucf.edu/ensembleauditions.php#operatab for more information...

The course will meet on Mondays in Room M150 from 3-5pm and also in Studio 1 (Room 107 of the Theater Bldg.) on Fridays from 3-5pm.

The fundamental purpose of the Opera Workshop ensemble is the study and performance of opera. This semester's major project will be an Opera Scenes Program - performed on Sunday, November 18.

Auditions for the Spring 2019 operas will take place in September. Though students not enrolled in Opera Workshop for the fall semester may audition for Spring roles, preference may be given those who are - as they will be available to begin rehearsing the music during the fall semester.

80305 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Available
No Description Available
80440 MVK2121 Class Piano Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Available
No Description Available
81695 MVK2121 Class Piano Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10056 MUO3503L Opera Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) F 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Not Online

Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), this ensemble course does require an audition for first-timers... 


Our principal project for Spring 2018 is the performance of two one act operas:

Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini

 - and a sequel opera to "Schicchi":

Buoso's Ghost by Michael Ching

Auditions for these operas will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - send an email to opera@ucf.edu for details and to reserve an audition time.

Both of the above-mentioned operas will be sung in English, and will be featured as part of the "UCF Celebrates the Arts" Festival at the downtown Dr. Philips Center in April.

10300 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
10301 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
11177 MVK2122 Class Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 08:30 AM - 09:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
19014 MVK2122 Class Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80800 MUO3503L Opera Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) W 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Available

Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), this ensemble course does require an audition for first-timers... 


Auditions
 for Fall 2017 will be held on Tuesday, August 22 @ 1:30pm - see http://music.ucf.edu/ensembleauditions.php#operatab for more information...

The fundamental purpose of the Opera Workshop ensemble is the study and performance of opera. This semester's major project will be an Opera Scenes Program on a theme of American Opera - performed on Friday evening, November 10 and Sunday afternoon, November 12.

Additionally, auditions will be held [in September] for our Spring opera offerings [Puccini's GIANNI SCHICCHI and Michael Ching's sequel opera, BUOSO'S GHOST - both of which will be sung in English].

80330 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
80331 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available
80332 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Not Online
No Description Available
80367 MVK2121 Class Piano Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 08:30 AM - 09:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: Sep 12, 2018

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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