Caroline Robinson, 
Minister of Music


Originally from Greenville, SC, Caroline Robinson is a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music, where she completed her Masters in Organ Performance and Literature in 2016. She is a student of Professor David Higgs. Caroline attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia for her undergraduate studies, after which she traveled to France on a Fulbright scholarship to study for a year at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse.

As a young performer, Caroline has performed in many venues across the US and in Europe. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams”, “Pipedreams LIVE!”, and Philadelphia-based public radio station 90.1 WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. Summer 2018 includes concerts at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC. She also looks forward to playing a recital in August for the 2018 Organ Historical Society’s Convention in Rochester, NY.

Caroline is excited to join the leadership team at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsford as their Minister of Music. She served previously as Assistant Organist at Third Presbyterian in downtown Rochester, under the musical leadership of Peter DuBois.
 In addition to her organ pursuits, Caroline will begin coursework for the Masters in Theory Pedagogy at Eastman in the fall in conjunction with her doctoral work.


Past Events
Friday, June 7th, 7:30pm
“A Night in Paris”
Sponsored by Worship and Music Committee
Join us for a special performance of French music from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, performed by our own Caroline Robinson.
Wine and cheese reception to follow!
Holley Haynes,
Children’s Choir Director
At St. Paul’s Holley Haynes guides the elementary and preschool children in spiritual and musical growth. She does this by leading the Sunday school children in song on a weekly basis, organizing the Christmas Pageant, and leading the music for summer Vacation Bible School program. 


Holley Haynes has been devoted to teaching music to young children for 17 years. Holley teaches preschool at the Mendon Community Nursery School  (MCNS) in Mendon, NY. At MCNS she is the lead teacher for their 3 year-old class and their Music and Literature classes. She also supervises and mentors music education student teachers at SUNY Fredonia. Prior to moving to the Rochester area in 2009, she taught at Temple University’s early childhood music program and in the public schools in New Jersey. Recently, several of Holley’s songs and lesson plans have been accepted for publication in the upcoming book Music Play II: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum.  

Holley Haynes has a Bachelor of Music Education from Rutgers University and a Master of Music Education from Temple University. She is a faculty member for the Gordon Institute for Music Learning in early childhood music. Holley shares her expertise with parents, undergraduate students, teachers, and music educators in the United States and China through presentations and workshops.