Faculty & Staff

Associate Faculty

 Voice

  • Phone: 260-481-6174
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, 144
  • E-mail: robbinse@pfw.edu

Elaina Robbins is a light lyric coloratura soprano from Ann Arbor, Michigan who specializes in cross-genre singing. Her notable operatic roles include Le feu and Le rossignol in Maurice Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, Erste Knabe in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, and Cleopatra in Victor Herbert’s The Wizard of the Nile. She made her symphony soloist debut with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in 2016, where she performed as Sophie in excerpts from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. Her oratorio experience includes the soprano solos in Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Mozart’s Requiem, and the Rutter Requiem.

However, Elaina has plenty of experience singing in other genres as well. For over three years, she was the principal soprano at Heartland Sings, a vocal production company located in Fort Wayne, IN. As such, she performed pop, jazz, a cappella, and other small ensemble compositions, along with soprano solos in masses, choral works, and opera and musical theater scenes. She has sung with internationally acclaimed artists, including J. Mark McVey (of Broadway fame) and renowned Swedish a cappella ensemble The Real Group.

Elaina has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California. A passionate voice teacher whose students have lauded her “outstanding vocal skills and understandable teaching methods,” she joined the vocal faculty of the Purdue School of Music in 2018. 

Elaina Robbins