Rowan University

Marilyn Rabbai

Marilyn Rabbai received a Master of Arts degree in piano performance from The College of New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music and English from Rowan University. She received the Meritorious Achievement Award from the American College Theater Festival for her musical accompaniment and direction in a Rowan production of The Fabulous Fable Factory, under the direction of the playwright, Dr. Joseph Robinette. In 2006, she was honored to be the recipient of a Gloucester County Outstanding Teacher award for her work with middle school choirs and general music classes in the West Deptford, NJ school district. Besides being accompanist for All South Jersey Junior and Senior High School Choruses numerous times, Ms. Rabbai holds a Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists, and serves as director of music for the First Presbyterian Church of Pitman, NJ. She and her husband, trumpeter George Rabbai, can be heard on the soundtrack of Baseball, a film by Ken Burns, broadcast nationally on PBS. Her favorite color is yellow, and she loves to practice the piano and the organ. She thinks that teaching students will make her smarter, and thrives best when working with young people of all ages. When she is not practicing, she likes to run, bike, cook and travel.