Florida native Johnathan C. Robinson has an extensive background as a pedagogue, concert soloist, chamber musician, and symphonic clarinetist. Currently, Mr. Robinson is the single reed and bassoon instructor at the Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix Arizona. He also performs with the Phoenix Opera Company, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, and the Mill Avenue Chamber Players. In 2011 Mr. Robinson became the CEO of the Sustainable Symphony –a 501c3 non profit organization performing in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
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 the summer of 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 (University of North Carolina School of the Arts) and Peter Wright (Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra).
Mr. Robinson holds a Masters of Music degree from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Music at Arizona State University, a Bachelors of Music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is currently a doctoral student at Arizona State University under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Spring.