Elaina Robbins
Elaina R., Author

Elaina Robbins is a classical singer, teacher, and writer originally from Ann Arbor, MI. She performs throughout the region, maintains a private voice studio, and teaches at the Purdue School of Music in Fort Wayne. In addition to singing, Elaina is the founder of The Book Clinic, a boutique writing and editing company. Her clients include celebrities and high-profile business owners, and she has worked on a range of bestselling and award-winning books. Elaina has a Master of Music from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California.

Springtime Concerts in Fort Wayne, Indiana

It might still be chilly outside, but spring is in the air! (Or maybe that’s just my wishful thinking). There’s no denying that the days are getting longer, and as the frigid months come to an end, Fort Wayne’s music scene welcomes the thaw with beguiling harmonies and triumphant trills. Here’s what I, as a professional musician and Fort Wayne resident, am most looking forward to this spring…

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The Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival: A Slice of Japan in Indiana

Dorothy Kittaka, the president of Sister Cities and one of the founders of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fort Wayne, is my “Fort Wayne Mom.” She is on the board of Heartland Sings (my employer) and was my host during the audition process and for several weeks after I got the job. She is also a fourth-generation Japanese-American, and she was quick to tell me about Fort Wayne’s Cherry Blossom Festival…

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Insider's Guide to the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale

I first heard about the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Salein 2016. I had been in Fort Wayne for less than a year, and it just so happened that friends were visiting from out of town the weekend of the sale. I also had a performance with Heartland Sings scheduled for that Sunday (I’m a full-time vocal artist with the company)…

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Broadway at the Embassy Theatre - Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is a great destination to enjoy Broadway shows. As a major city in Indiana, it attracts quite a few touring Broadway productions. These productions take place in the sumptuous Embassy Theatre, a historic gilded venue situated right downtown…

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Unique Holiday Performances in Fort Wayne

When I think of Christmas performances, my mind automatically goes to Handel’s Messiah (Hallelujah!) and The Nutcracker . While Fort Wayne, Indiana offers both of these beloved holiday classics, this city also proffers some great options more off the beaten snowy path. If you’d like to try something different this December, check out one of these unique holiday performances. They’re sure to make your holiday season one you’ll never forget…

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The Clyde Theatre: A Fort Wayne, Indiana Treasure Revived

The Clyde Theatre is an old Fort Wayne, Indiana favorite, with a history dating back to 1951. It started out as a movie theatre, changed names, closed, became a church, and now rises from the ashes as an impressive concert venue with a capacity in the thousands. And national artists are noticing: in their first few months, The Clyde is hosting The Used, The Flaming Lips, B.B. King’s Blues Band, and more…

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