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Student Composes Hofstra’s New Alma Mater

Hofstra’s new anthem! “Blue and Gold,” composed by junior Robbie Rosen, are already selected given that University’s new alma mater?and?shall be performed publicly to begin with at commencement exercises this Sunday, May 17, 2019. Within the competition sponsored with the Department of Music, Rosen’s submission was certainly one of eight vying to change “The Netherlands,” written in 1937 by Dr. Hans J. Gottlieb, an English instructor. “Blue and Gold” was selected via panel of judges that included Provost and Senior V . p . for Academic Affairs Herman Berliner, Dean of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bernard Firestone, and Music Department Chair Nathalie Robinson. Also getting judges were Music Professors Cindy Bell, David Fryling and Philip Stoecker.

President Rabinowitz congratulates Robbie Rosen on his winning composition.

Dr. Firestone said, “Robbie Rosen’s composition immediately struck me as capturing the essence products Hofstra represents and supply an effective to sing and enjoyable for being controlled by melody.”

Rosen, 21, a Jazz and Commercial Music major, remains to be writing songs since he was 8 yoa. He advanced towards semifinals of Season 10 of American Idol (2011) possesses been consistently performing and composing consequently. He’s shared activity is using Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Billy Dean, Darius Rucker, Jose Feliciano, and Debbie Gibson, possesses opened for KARMIN, Aaron Carter, and “The Voice” winner, Cassadee Pope.

Despite his hectic schedule, Rosen has maintained a generally GPA of?3.95 and is a Provost’s Scholar with the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters.

Blue And Gold (Lyrics)

Where minds are stuffed with wonder, and hearts are loaded with pride,
There stands our Alma Mater, so radiant a shine.
Nurturing thy scholars, like parents raise their young.
Dear Hofstra, we’re grateful, and consequently we thank thee for…

Inspiring us, and guiding us through a lot of the great unknown.
Oh hail nowhere and gold!

Unrivaled motivation, invaluable and true.
Selfless with thy knowledge, and vision to pursue.
Through most of the lands we journey, thou shall remain home,
Dear Hofstra, we’re grateful, and as such we thank thee for…

Inspiring us, and guiding us through most of the great unknown.
Oh hail nowhere and gold!
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Top photo (L to r) HCLAS Dean Bernard Firestone; Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs Herman Berliner; Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz; Robbie Rosen; Music Department Chair Nathalie Robinson; and Senior Second in command for Planning and Administration M. Patricia Adamski.