The American organist Robert Parkins studied at the University of Cincinnati with Gerre Hancock and at Yale University with Charles Krigbaum, Michael Schneider, and harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick. As a Fulbright scholar he pursued further study with Anton Heiller in Vienna. He has concertized throughout the United States, in Central America, and in Europe, specializing in early Iberian keyboard literature and German Romantic organ music. His solo recordings include Spanish and Portuguese music performed on the organ and harpsichord, as well as organ works by Mendelssohn and Brahms. He is currently University Organist and Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University.