Professor of Piano/Collaborative Piano
Chair, Keyboard Division
D.M.A. - University of Arizona
Office: 187 Russell Hall
Phone: (319) 273-2193
Robin Guy, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, began studying the piano at age five with her mother. She went on to study privately with Marilyn Matousek Montie at the Cleveland Institute of Music and George Cherry at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory where she earned the B.M.E. She earned the M.M. at Baylor University, studying with Jane Abbott-Kirk and the D.M.A. at the University of Arizona where she studied with composer-pianist Richard Faith.
As a soloist, she has performed concerti with orchestras and ensembles in Ohio, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota, and Iowa, most recently performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. As a collaborative pianist, she has performed with such notables as Henry Charles Smith, Eric Ruske, Tom Bacon, Dan Perantoni, Jean Rife, Denis Brott, Phillipa Davies, and Georgina Dobree, and has toured for Affiliate Artists of New York. Guest appearances have included Russia, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and several International Festivals in Brazil and Ecuador. She can be heard on six compact disc recordings produced by Vienna Modern Masters, Albany, Capstone, and Mark Records. Her latest release was with Trio Ariana, a soprano-viola-piano ensemble with which she tours regularly; a new release with soprano colleague Jean McDonald will occur shortly.
Dr. Guy is Professor of Piano/Collaborative Piano and Chair of the Keyboard Division at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, where she has served since 1990. She previously served on the piano faculties of the University of Arizona, Grand Canyon University, and Brewton-Parker College. She regularly spends her summers performing and teaching piano at the world-famous Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.