Johnathan Robinson, clarinet
Florida native Johnathan C. Robinson has an extensive background as a pedagogue, concert soloist, chamber musician, and symphonic clarinetist. Before moving to the valley in 2007, Mr. Robinson studied solo and chamber repertoire at the Belgium Clarinet Academy (Oostende, Belgium) with clarinetist Robert Spring and Eddy Vanoosthuyse in 2006. In addition to his studies in Belgium, Mr. Robinson also studied at the Manteo Music Festival (Manteo, NC) 2003 through 2006. His primary teachers have been Robert Spring (Arizona State University), Igor Begelman (Bowdoin International Music Festival), Daniel McKelway (Cleveland Orchestra), Robert Listokin (North Carolina School of the Arts), and Peter Wright (Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra). In 2014 Mr. Robinson joined the teaching faculty for Daraja Music Initiative (DMI), formerly known as Clarinets for Conservation, which provides musical instruction and conservation lessons to students in Moshi, Tanzania each summer. Currently, Mr. Robinson is a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University.