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Juilliard faculty member collaborates with RCBC music students in free concert for the community

Arlene Shrut

Rowan College at Burlington County will present a free classical music concert featuring pianist Arlene Shrut, Senior Coaching Faculty of The Juilliard School's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and Vocal-Piano Recital Faculty at Manhattan School of Music, and students in the Votta Hall Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 15 at 12:30 p.m.

“Rowan College at Burlington County is raising the bar in terms of education and cultural offerings to the community,” said Burlington County Freeholder Linda Hughes, who serves as education liaison to the college. “I encourage the community to take advantage of the opportunity to see a world-class pianist work with some of Burlington County’s finest student musicians.”

A collaborative pianist and coach, Arlene Shrut is heralded as both a steward for the artistic traditions of classical music as well as a visionary for its future. She has more than 25 years of experience as a faculty member at The Julliard School and performs with elite artists of today while training the musicians of tomorrow. Shrut has collaborated with Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Angela Meade, Isabel Leonard, and others and has been hailed by The New York Times as a “strong and sensitive pianist.”

“Rowan College at Burlington County’s music program, led by Russel Gartner, is giving students an incredible opportunity to learn from, and work with, talented artists like Arlene Shrut,” said RCBC Acting President Michael Cioce. “Under Arlene’s tutelage, RCBC students have the ability to perform with the pianist in a live concert that celebrates the transformative power of music.”

The concert is part of RCBC’s Celebration of Transformation events that highlight the college’s new campuses, amenities and offerings.

To RSVP for this free concert and for a listing of other upcoming events, please visit rcbc.edu/celebration.