Robin Sumpter

Director of Overture Strings

Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Mrs. Sumpter began studying the violin using the Suzuki method when she was 3 years old. She participated in many youth orchestras and performing groups, which traveled around the United States and Europe. She studied music at Brigham Young University-Idaho where she sat as concert master in several orchestras, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Pedagogy.


Mrs. Sumpter has studied with, and received Suzuki training from, many renowned Suzuki trainers, including Ed Kreitman, Cathryn Lee, Alan Lieb, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and Barbara Barber. She has taught as an elementary orchestra teacher, a pre-school music instructor, and co-founded and helped run the Delaware Federation of Music Clubs. She has enjoyed teaching the Suzuki method as a private violin teacher for 13 years.

Currently, Mrs. Sumpter enjoys performing with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, raising her four wonderful children, and being a Suzuki parent to her two daughters.


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Bentonville, AR 72712

Tel: 479-841-4644


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