As a single flautist, Robison is known as perhaps one of the most influential music artists in her field. She was the receiver of the Classical Documenting Foundation Prize in 2006. She examined the flute on the School of Southern California and graduated in the Julliard School using a BS in 1963. Her parents, who had been in the entertainment sector, were placed on the Hollywood blacklist through the McCarthy Period. She wedded Scott Nickrenz in 1971 plus they acquired a daughter called Elizabeth jointly. She used Rudolf Serkin on the Marlboro Festival.