Kim Robson, DMA

(She, Her, Hers)
Lecturer in Music, Integrative Arts
Woodland, 340
Penn State Abington
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001

Kim Robson is the Director of Choirs and Concert Band at PSU Abington, and has taught at Mercyhurst College, Allegheny College, the University of the Sciences, Temple University, and in her home flute and vocal studio. Performing highlights include Sarah in the world premiere of Out of the Rain at OperaDelaware, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, and a national tour with American Family Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast. She has been a soprano section leader and soloist St. Luke and the Epiphany Church in Philadelphia, the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, Lady Chapel Singers of Philadelphia, and at St. David’s Church in Wayne, PA. She regularly performs on flute with Russell Ferrara, guitar, in recitals and as the duo Gray Dog Down. She is a former president and board member of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (GPNATS), and is an adjudicator for NATS at the regional and national level. 

Music Performance Anxiety.

Robson, K. & Kenny, D. (2017). Music performance anxiety in ensemble rehearsals and concerts: A comparison of music and non-music major undergraduate musicians, Psychology of Music

 DMA, Boston University
 MM in Voice Performance, New England Conservatory of Music
 B.S. in Geology, Allegheny College 

Presentation and Workshop—National Association of Teachers of Singing, Chicago, 2022, “Teaching Acting to the Young Singer in the Voice Studio” 

Roundtable Discussant - Greater Philadelphia Chapter, National Association of the Teachers of Singing, Philadelphia, 2018, “Navigating the Developing Voice in the Choral Environment” 

Poster Presentation – International Congress of Voice Teachers, Stockholm, 2017, “Music performance anxiety in the choir room: A comparison of concert and rehearsal music performance anxiety in ensemble singers 

Paper Presentation – Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, 2017, “A Qualitative Analysis of Music Performance Anxiety and Worst Performance Experiences in Undergraduate Singers” 

Presentation and Roundtable Moderator – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, National Association of the Teachers of Singing, Philadelphia, 2016, “High Anxiety: Coping with Music Performance Anxiety” 

Representative Roles: Opera and Musical Theater 

  • The Singer, The Belles of Dublin, Society Hill Playhouse 
  • Jenny, Company, Trinity Opera Theater 
  • Laetitia, The Old Maid and the Thief, Trinity Opera Theater 
  • Gianetta, L’Elisir d’Amore, ConcertOpera of Philadelphia 
  • Woman/Katrina VanTassel, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Opera Festival of New Jersey 
  • Elisetta, Carolina, Il Matrimonio Segreto, ConcertOpera of Philadelphia 
  • Apollonia, La Canterina, ConcertOpera of Philadelphia 
  • Sarah, Out of the Rain, Opera Delaware 
  • Sarah, King of the Clouds, Opera Delaware 
  • Miss Wordsworth, Albert Herring, N.C. School for the Arts 
  • Marian, Music Man, Temple Theatre, Sanford, NC 
INART 215 Craft of Singing
MU 76 Chamber Orchestra
MU 82 Concert Band
MU 88 Campus Choir
MU 104 Chamber Singers
WWNDS 100 Flute