UCF Music Department
Robin Jensen

Robin Jensen

  • Instructor Collaborative Piano/Vocal Arts

rjensen@ucf.edu
Campus Location: PACM131

Robin Jensen is currently the  Instructor of Collaborative Piano/Vocal Arts and the Music Director for  the opera workshop program at the University of Central Florida. She is  Co-Director of the UCF/FOT Summer Opera Institute and is collaborative pianist for all of the University of Central Florida Choirs. 

 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. She has been a Music Director for many theatres including MadCow Theatre here in Orlando. 

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 is founding director of The Florida Opera Theatre Youth Programs. During her four year tenure, the Youth choruses have performed with the Orlando Philharmonic’s productions of “Home For The Holidays”, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Barber of Seville”,“Mahler Symphony #3” and “Tosca”.  For the Florida Opera Theatre, Robin has developed an intensive singing/acting program for young singers ages 7 to 18. She is currently Artistic Director for a new program for Middle School students “Build An Opera” where the singers are involved with writing and creating their own “opera” work. 

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

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10300 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face2Face M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
10301 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
10400 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
11177 MVK2122 Class Piano Ⅳ Face2Face M,W 8:30AM - 9:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80800 MUO3503L Opera Workshop Face2Face W 3:00PM - 5:00PM 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 Face2Face M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
80331 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
80332 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 10:00AM - 10:50AM Not Online
No Description Available
80367 MVK2121 Class Piano Ⅲ Face2Face M,W 8:30AM - 9:20AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10057 MUO3503L Opera Workshop Face2Face F 3:00PM - 5:00PM Available
Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), the course does require an audition for first-timers... Auditions for Spring 2017 will be held on Tuesday, January 10 - see http://music.cah.ucf.edu/ensembleauditions.php#operatab for more information...

The fundamental purpose of Opera Workshop is the study and performance of opera. This semester's major project will be two performances of the second act of DIE FLEDERMAUS on March 4 and 5.

Interested students are encouraged to contact Professor Potter (emailing him through opera@ucf.edu) to set up a meeting to discuss participation in the class.
10576 MUO5505L Graduate Opera Workshop Face2Face F 3:00PM - 5:00PM Available
No Description Available
10303 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face2Face M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
10304 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
10405 MVK1112 Class Piano Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
11223 MVK2122 Class Piano Ⅳ Face2Face M,W 8:30AM - 9:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80862 MUO3503L Opera Workshop Face2Face W 3:00PM - 5:00PM Available
Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), the course does require an audition for first-timers... Auditions for Fall 2016 will be held on Tuesday, August 23 - see http://music.cah.ucf.edu/ensembleauditions.php#operatab for more information...

The fundamental purpose of Opera Workshop is the study and performance of opera. This semester's major project will be an opera scenes program - performed on Friday evening, November 11 and Sunday afternoon, November 13. We will likely also start preparation of music for our Spring opera offerings, which is yet to be announced (waiting on some logistical details to be worked out).

Interested students are encouraged to contact Professor Potter (emailing him through opera@ucf.edu) to set up a meeting to discuss participation in the class.
80863 MUO5505L Graduate Opera Workshop Face2Face F 3:00PM - 5:00PM Available
Open to any UCF student (not restricted to music majors), the course does require an audition for first-timers... Auditions for Fall 2016 will be held on Tuesday, August 23 - see http://music.cah.ucf.edu/ensembleauditions.php#operatab for more information...

The fundamental purpose of Opera Workshop is the study and performance of opera. This semester's major project will be an opera scenes program - performed on Friday evening, November 11 and Sunday afternoon, November 13. We will likely also start preparation of music for our Spring opera offerings, which is yet to be announced (waiting on some logistical details to be worked out).

Interested students are encouraged to contact Professor Potter (emailing him through opera@ucf.edu) to set up a meeting to discuss participation in the class.
80337 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face2Face M,W 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
80338 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
80339 MVK1111 Class Piano Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
80374 MVK2121 Class Piano Ⅲ Face2Face M,W 8:30AM - 9:20AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Aug 11, 2017

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