Director of Education, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

“Buffalo has incredibly strong and diverse arts and cultural organizations. By working together, we can improve access to these resources and work towards affecting true change driven by the arts.”

Robin Parkinson received her Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School in bassoon performance, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from Tufts University, as well as a Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory.
Under her direction, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has reached an all-time high of over 40,000 students served throughout Western New York. Since joining the BPO staff in 2009, she has piloted several new initiatives such as live broadcasts of youth concerts into the schools, a neighborhood outreach program called West Side Connection, use of Carnegie Hall’s innovative Link Up program in Buffalo, and an annual Side by Side concert with the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.