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Robert ParkinsRobert Parkins

Title: Professor of the Practice of Music (organ) and University Organist
Office Location: 66 Mary Duke Biddle
Office Phone: (919) 660-3315
Email Address: rparkins@duke.edu
Web Page: http://sites.duke.edu/robertparkins
Office Hours:

Friday 4-6 PM

Education

  • DMA Yale University, 1980
  • MMA Yale University, 1975
  • Fulbright Scholar Hochschule für Musik, Vienna, 1974
  • MM Yale University, 1973
  • BM University of Cincinnati, 1970

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Who's Who in Fine Arts Higher Education, 2003
  • Dictionary of International Biography (27th ed.), 1999
  • Outstanding People of the 20th Century, 1999
  • Men of Achievement (16th ed.), 1998
  • Distinguished Church Musicians in the United States, 1997
  • International Who’s Who in Music (17th ed.), 1995
  • Who’s Who in America (47th ed.), 1995
  • Who’s Who in American Education (4th ed.), 1994
  • Who’s Who in Entertainment (3rd ed.), 1993
  • American Keyboard Artists (1989 ed.), 1989
  • Julia R. Sherman Memorial Prize, Yale University, 1975
  • Harry B. Jepson Memorial Scholarship, Yale University, 1972
  • Associate of the American Guild of Organists (AAGO), American Guild of Organists, 1970
  • Delta Phi Alpha, 1970
  • Corinne Moore Lawson Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 1969
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, 1969
  • Edgar Stillman-Kelley Award, University of Cincinnati, 1968
  • Phi Eta Sigma, 1968
  • William H. Albers Memorial Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 1968

Typical Courses Taught:

  • Music 65, Theor/prac tonal mus i Synopsis
  • Music 86, Organ
  • Music 96, Organ
  • Music 97, Harpsichord

Selected Professional Work:

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    Articles

  • R. Parkins. "Spain and Portugal." Keyboard Music Before 1700 second edition (2003). revised and updated
  • R. Parkins. "Rediscovering the German Romantic Organ." The Diapason  (Jan, Feb, Mar 1989): 14-17, 14-15, 12-13.
  • R. Parkins. "Cabezón to Cabanilles: Ornamentation in Spanish Keyboard Music." The Organ Yearbook XI (1980): 5-16.
  • R. Parkins. "Keyboard Fingering in Early Spanish Sources." Early Music XI.3 (July, 1983): 323-31.
  • R. Parkins and R. Larry Todd. "Mendelssohn’s Fugue in F Minor: A Discarded Movement of the First Organ Sonata." The Organ Yearbook XIV (1983): 61-77.
  • R. Parkins. "Mendelssohn and the Erard Piano." The Piano Quarterly .125 (Spring, 1984): 53-58.
  • R. Parkins. "Spain and Portugal." Keyboard Music Before 1700  (1995).
    Recordings
  • R. Parkins. Organ Music of Frescobaldi.  Calcante CD038, 2003 .
  • R. Parkins. Iberian and South German Organ Music.  Calcante CD036, 2001 .
  • R. Parkins. German Romantic Organ Music.  Gothic G49096, 1998 .
  • R. Parkins. Brahms: Complete Organ Works.  Naxos 8.550824, 1994 .
  • R. Parkins. Early Iberian Organ Music.  Naxos 8.550705, 1993 .
  • R. Parkins. Early Spanish Keyboard Music.  Musical Heritage Society MHS 4724L, 1983 . (LP: harpsichord)
  • R. Parkins. Mendelssohn, Brahms and 17th Century Spain.  Gothic 68109, 1982 . (LP: organ)
  • R. Parkins. Vierne: Messe solennelle (for choir and two organs).  Arsis CD133, 2003 .
  • R. Parkins. "Entrada" (Anon.) on "An Introduction to Early Music'".  Naxos 8.551203, n.d. .

   Solo Performances:

  • Organ Recital ("The Golden Age of Spanish Organ Music"), Duke Chapel, June 4, 2014
  • Organ Recital, Grove City College (PA), October 23, 2014
  • Faculty Organ Recital ("Magnificat"), Duke Chapel, March 23, 2014
  • Organ Recital, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, February 2, 2014
  • Organ Recital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, March 23, 2014
  • Organ Recital, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September 12, 2014
  • Annual Commencement Organ Recital (with David Arcus), Duke Chapel, May 11, 2013
  • Faculty Organ Recital ("The Art of Variation"), Duke Chapel, March 24, 2013
  • Organ Recital, Binghamton University (NY), September 29, 2013
  • Harpsichord Recital: "Cabanilles and the Art of Variation" (see under Conferences below), March 23, 2012
  • Faculty Organ Recital ("Fantasies and Fugues"), Duke Chapel, March 18, 2012
  • Organ Recital, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Durham, NC (with Kathryn Parkins et al.), April 28, 2012
  • Organ Recital, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Denver, CO, October 2, 2011
  • Organ/Harpsichord Recital, University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX, March 14, 2011
  • Organ/Harpsichord Recital ("French Keyboard Music of Four Centuries"), Duke Chapel, March 20, 2011
  • Faculty Organ Recital ("Works by Johann Sebastian Bach," including a recently discovered chorale fantasy), Duke Chapel, March 21, 2010
  • Organ Recital, University of Texas at Austin ("The Great Organ Series"), September 12, 2010
  • Organ Recital for the National Bureau of Economic Research-National Science Foundation Time Series International Conference, Duke Chapel, October 8, 2010
  • Organ Recital, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, NC (sponsored by East Carolina University), January 22, 2010

   Performances:
  • J. S. Bach, Concerto for Four Harpsichords, Duke Chapel, October 25, 2013

   Master Classes:
  • Master Class (Early Spanish Organ Music), Grove City College (PA), October 24, 2014
  • Lecture-Demonstration: "Early Spanish Organ Music", University of Washington, Seattle, WA, February 27, 2014

   Series Coordinator/Director:
  • Director: Organ Recital Series, Duke University Chapel, 1990-present
    The 2014-15 recital series continues the "subseries" featuring Duke alumni. This season's alumni artist is Stephen Schnurr (Trinity '87).


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