Robin Shuford Frank is Chorus Master, Music Administrator, and Director of Educational Outreach for Opera Naples, for which she also serves as Musical Director for youth and community productions. She engages Southwest Florida’s youth through the company’s Student Apprentice Program, community outreach performances, in-school tours, and Young Artist Program. An accomplished pianist, she serves as the rehearsal pianist for Opera Naples’ main productions as well as the pianist for community concerts and events. As chorus master, she prepares the adult and children’s choruses for all productions in which they appear. She is also the company’s orchestra personnel manager and librarian. Aside from her work with Opera Naples, Frank is the accompanist for The Festival Singers of Florida and also performs often with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and The Naples Players. She is a frequently sought guest accompanist for choral festivals around the country.
Prior to moving to Naples, Frank was an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, a rehearsal pianist for Palm Beach Opera, an Artist in Residence for Bak Middle School of the Arts, and a Pianist/Coach for Opera New Jersey. Frank has been an Adjunct Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2009. She has a Masters degree from Westminster Choir College in Accompanying and Vocal Coaching and a Bachelors degree in Music Education from The Florida State University.
Philip King is an active bass-baritone, collaborative accompanist, organist and composer. He studied voice and piano performance at Drake University in Des Moines. He has appeared in concert with the Orlando Philharmonic, Gloria Musicae, the Fort Dodge Choral Society and the Des Moines Metro Opera. He is Music Director at Theatre Winter Haven, Associate Director of Music at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven and the founding director of the Winter Haven Community Singers