Twyla Robinson

Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Voice
Ed Landreth Hall 239 | 817-257-7232


MM Indiana University
BM Centenary College of Louisiana

Courses Taught

Applied Voice

Twyla Robinson, soprano, serves TCU as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. She combines her teaching with an ongoing performing career, and in the current season will perform Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Sieglinde in Act I of Die Walküre with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Last season, she performed as soloist in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 with I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, and Ein deutsches Requiem with the Winston-Salem Symphony, and she created the role of Becky Felderman in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star, with the Cincinnati Opera.

Recent orchestral highlights include Dvorak’s Te Deum with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” with Jiri Belohlavek at the opening night of the BBC Proms. She has performed Mahler’s 8th Symphony with orchestras such as the Houston Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Münchner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Essen Philharmonie, and recorded it with the Berlin Staatskapelle for Deutsche Grammophon, Pierre Boulez conducting. Other recordings include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the London Symphony orchestra on the LSO Live label, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Telarc, Schubert’s Fierrabras with Franz Welser-Möst on DVD with EMI, and Strauss’ Elektra and Daphne with Semyon Bychkov and the West German Radio Orchestra on the Decca label.

She is a frequent recitalist, and has served on the recitalist roster of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. She received her Bachelor of Music from Centenary College of Louisiana, studying with Dr. Gale Odom, and her Master of Music from Indiana University, studying with Costanza Cuccaro. She recently completed a 4-year term as Artist-in-Residence at Centenary College of Louisiana, where she taught the Singers’ Workshop, Applied Voice and directed the operatic and musical theatre productions. She has served as a guest clinician for such organizations as National YoungArts, NATS Texoma, the Marilyn Horne Foundation, Spotlight on Opera, and the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.