Paul Robinson

Professor Emeritus
Faculty Emeriti

Paul Robinson is professor emeritus of double bass at The Ohio State University. He was a member of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for 30 years and is a former member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. Dr. Robinson has also performed with the Colorado Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony, The Richmond Symphony, The Houston Symphony and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. A student of Philip Albright, Oscar Zimmerman, and Homer Mensch, he has performed under such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Pablo Casals, and Leonard Bernstein. He has performed in over 30 CD/vinyl recordings and has performed for NBC television specials with such guests as Bob Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lauren Bacall, Jack Benny, and Lucille Ball. He is a founding member of the Contemporary Music Forum in Washington, D.C. and has performed in venues such as The White House and Carnegie Hall. Before joining the faculty at The Ohio State University, Robinson served concurrently on the faculties of Howard University, Montgomery College, Prince Georges College, and the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music. Dr. Robinson is an active clinician and has served on the board of directors of the International Society of Bassists. He served as editor for the double bass book in the Hal Leonard comprehensive string method series, Essential Elements for Strings. He is a former New Products Editor for Bass World, and former editor of the Double Bass Forum for American String Teacher. He has performed, conducted a variety of workshops, or delivered presentations in Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Brazil and throughout the United States.

Areas of Expertise
  • Double Bass
  • BS, Ball State University
  • MM and DMA, The Catholic University of America