Robin Wilson - Class of 1972
Robin Wilson grew up in Boston Way Village. After graduating from APHS, she dedicated her life to music. She first attended the renowned Westminister Choir College in Princeton and then earned her BA degree in Music Education/Voice at Glassboro State College (now known as Rowan University). She continued her education at the Academy for Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
Ms. Wilson has performed on some of the world's greatest stages including Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera. She is a frequent performer with St. Peter's Orchestra by the Sea, Ocean City Pops and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony. She has 3 CD's to her credit from these orchestras. The General Board of Global Ministries recently contacted Ms. Wilson to record a new work for soprano, baritone and strings called "The Tindley Suite" based on spirituals of Philadelphia composer , Charles Albert Tindley.
Ms. Wilson has won many awards and honors inclusing the 9th Annual Oratorio Society of New York Finalist, Carnegie Hall, and National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. She won the Meistersinger Vocal Arts Competition in Graz, Austria. She was the first place winner of the National Opera Association Vocal Competition in Chicago, and a finalist in the International Marion Anderson Vocal Arts Competition.
Among other endeavors, Ms. Wilson is a supporter of "Bibles, Books, and Shovels Inc." a scholarship ministry in Mombassa, Kenya, and was part of a 2006 ministry team which traveled to Mombassa. Ms Wilson is the Assistant Director of the Gloucester Country Children's Choir and currently coaches aspiring vocal artists. She is also a vocal mentor and adjudicator for the NAACP ACT-So program.
Ms. Wilson cites living in Austria with her two children, learning another culture and language and earning a living with her music as the highlight of her career as a mother and an artist. Her favorite quotation is "Strive for Perfection and Settle for Excellence".