ROBIN FRANK, ACCOMPANIST
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.
JAN CORROTHERS, ACCOMPANIST
Jan Corrothers is a collaborative pianist based in the greater Cincinnati region where she is a member of the Xavier University music faculty as choral staff accompanist. She is also principal accompanist of the award-winning Cincinnati Children’s Choir, in residency at the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music and under the direction of Robyn Lana. Jan received the MM degree in Organ Performance from the Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music and a BA degree in Applied and Church Music from Alderson Broaddus University.