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David Robinson

Founder & Artistic Director

Mr. David E. Robinson III, a Detroit, Michigan native of musical progeniture, is the founder and artistic director of the Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia of Metropolitan Atlanta. He is also co-founder of the DeKalb Youth Pops, of which electric jazz violinist extraordinaire Ken Ford was a member. This Morehouse College alumnus is a 30-year veteran music instructor for Dekalb County Schools. He often conducts its premier Dekalb Elementary Honor Orchestra. David is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the National Association of Negro Musicians (where he is the conductor of the D. Jerlene Harding Memorial/NANM Youth Orchestra), and served as organist and assistant music director at Providence Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorship of Dr. Gerald Durley.

Alycia Robinson

Operations & Dance Director

Alycia W. Robinson is the Operations and Dance Director of Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia Orchestra of Metropolitan Atlanta, one of the few African American Community Youth Orchestra in the world, with its own Dance Company. Alycia was National Dance Director for the National Association of Negro Musicians for nearly a decade.

With a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sweet Briar College, nearly 4 decades of experience in dance performance, instruction and troupe management, Alycia’s specialty is developing private dance programs and managing orchestra programs specifically geared toward youth, including event production, fund raising, promotions and international performance tour scheduling.

Briana Robinson

Instructor / Coach

Briana Noelle Robinson is the daughter of David and Alycia Robinson. She is a sophomore at Agnes Scott College majoring in Music and Biochemistry. Briana began performing solos on the violin at three years old and has been a member of Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia since the age of eight. Briana’s five years study under the highly revered concert master, Felix Farrar greatly helped refine her skills. She served as concertmistress of Sinfo-Nia’s youth orchestra for 3 consecutive years. Briana was the associate concert mistress for the Dunwoody High School Orchestra and concert mistress for three consecutive years for the National Association of Negro Musicians Youth Convention Orchestra. In the past, she has also performed with the DeKalb Youth Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Statewide Honor Orchestra, the Ken Ford Foundation Symphony and various Chamber Ensembles.

 
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