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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 19, 2002

(Mahwah) – Pianist/composer Robin Spielberg will perform at Ramapo College of New Jersey Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Mansion York Room. Classically-trained Spielberg specializes in melodic contemporary pieces that she describes as “songs without words.” Mostly autobiographical, the compositions are introduced with compelling and frequently humorous stories that, she says, “share the inspiration behind the music.”

Spielberg’s technical mastery and talent have won her a place among the nation’s most respected contemporary pianists, as well as a slot on Steinway’s Artist Roster. She has played to sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, scored music for film, theater and television, and performed on CBS This Morning, LifeTime Live, ABC News and PBS. Her 10 recordings include three albums of original piano solos (Heal of the Hand, Songs of the Spirit, Dreaming of Summer), two recordings for the holidays (Spirit of the Holidays, In the Heart of Winter), two recordings of American standards and film songs (With a Song in My Heart, Unchained Melodies), original pieces for solo piano and piano/ensemble (In the Arms of the Wind), Mother, a collaborative CD containing instrumentals, sung ballads and songs celebrating mother and motherhood, and a recording of lullabies (Beautiful Dreamer).

After graduating with a degree in theater from New York University, Spielberg spent 10 years as an actor, appearing in two Lincoln Center productions and a number of off-Broadway plays. She is a founding member, along with two former teachers, writer/director David Mamet and actor William H. Macy, of the Atlantic Theater Company. As a struggling actress, Spielberg relied on her earlier training in piano to support herself, playing in clubs around New York. After recording her first album in 1993, Heal of the Hand, she signed with a record company to a six-CD deal.

Her most recent CD, Dreaming of Summer, is the debut release of original piano solos on her own playMountain Music label, a company she co-founded with her husband, photographer Larry Kosson. The CD earned a Finalist Award from New Age Voice magazine.

Tickets for the Spielberg performance are $8. For reservations, call (201) 684-7844.

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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 College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

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, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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