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Ramapo College Presents “Music in Nature” with Symposium, Workshop and Performances on February 28 

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(MAHWAH, NJ) – An all-day interdisciplinary event titled “Music In Nature” will be held at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Thursday, Feb. 28. It will begin with a symposium showcasing numerous speakers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion and will be followed by a music production workshop with internationally acclaimed electronic music producer and performer King Britt from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sharp Theater. Afterwards, a sound walk with Michelle Nagai, a composer and member of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology, will be featured from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Berrie Center. The event will conclude with performances from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Sharp Theater.

“Music in Nature”is the Independent Study project of Ramapo College student Adam Lazor, a guitarist who is majoring in Music Production and minoring in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. Lazor spent a month last summer studying ecology, specifically the sounds of insects and birds in Costa Rica, and wants to share his experiences and discoveries.

The production studies the intersection of music and the natural world through projects that sample and analyze natural sounds directly or that are emulated using advanced technologies. Insects and birds are of particular focus in many of the works.

Speakers will include Adam Lazor, Michelle Nagai, musician and New Jersey Institute of Technology Professor David Rothenberg and Edgardo Arevalo Hernandez, an ecologist and professor at The School for Field Studies in Costa Rica. King Britt will headline the evening event; other performers will include Adam Lazor, David Rothenberg, the Ramapo Digital Music Ensemble and Ramapo College Music Professors Seth Cluett and Travis Houldcroft.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are free for those with a valid
college ID and $10 for all others.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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