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Robin Wilkins

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An accomplished violinist and educator, Robin W. Wilkins is the director of the Langley Orchestra.  Under her direction, the orchestra grew to its current size of  over 130 students. Recently, Mrs. Wilkins led the orchestra on a European performance tour highlighting Austria & Germany. While there the orchestra perfomed at Shoenbrunn Palace and recieved a citation from the Mayor of Salzburg. This spring, Mrs. Wilkins plans to return to Europe for an Italian tour.

During 2002, Ms. Wilkins received the Virginia Governor’s School Award for Excellence in Teaching. She also received the 2003 National Symphony Award for Music Excellence and is listed in the 2002 edition Who's Who in American Education. Ms. Wilkins has served as insturmental judge for the annual Bland Scholarship Competition in Fairfax, Virginia as well as solo and ensemble festivals throughout the county. She has been a clinician at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston- Salem N.C. and for schools within Fairfax County. Certified for K-12 in both band and orchestra, she received an exemplary rating, the FCPS highest rating for faculty.

 

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Education

Post Graduate studies, Indiana University, School of Music

MM, Violin Performance, University of Miami, Foster School of Music

BM ED, Instrumental Music K-12, Appalachian State University.

Performance Experience

National Chamber Orchestra

National Gallery (Smithsonian) Orchestra

Annapolis Chamber Orchestra

Indianapolis Symphony Pops Orchestra

Maryland Symphony

Asheville Symphony

Palm Beach Opera

Palm Beach Symphony

Encore Chamber Players, Principal and Concertmaster

South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Festival Miami – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Festival Miami – London Symphony Orchestra

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

Tours and Shows

Natalie Cole’s Grammy Award "Unforgettable" National Tour

Dionne Warwick and Bert Bacharach Tour

Perry Como Holiday Tour, (asst. concertmaster)

Steve and Edie Gorme Tour

The National Benefit Gala for AIDS Education: Stevie Wonder, Robert Guilliame, Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick, and The Spinners

Crystal Gayle (concertmaster)

Concertmaster for the following productions: Annie, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Camelot, Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly, and Sound of Music

Mrs. Wilkins can be reached through the Contact Us page

2000-2005 Katherine  Wilkins for the Langley Orchestra