Michael Robinson is an accomplished and versatile woodwind player and teacher based in
Tempe, Arizona. Robinson has performed internationally as a concerto soloist, a chamber
musician, and an orchestral clarinetist. Robinson performs on flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and
oboe at theater companies throughout Arizona and Kentucky and plays regularly as a substitute
clarinetist for the Phoenix Symphony and Symphony of the Southwest. He has received
numerous musical honors and recognitions, including winning the concerto competitions at both
the University of Kentucky (2017) and Arizona State University (2020), and was the second
prize winner of the 2020 International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition. Robinson
is the clarinetist with the Arcane Reed Quintet and was recently selected to perform at the
Coltman and Fischoff chamber music competitions.
Robinson obtained a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a Bachelor’s in Music Performance
from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s of Music Performance from Arizona State
University, and is currently a doctoral student at Arizona State University where he has acted as a
teaching assistant for four years. His primary teachers include Scott Wright, Miles Osland,
Joshua Gardner, and Robert Spring.