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Richard Rabatin


1994 - 1997 St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
Related Awards: Dean's List 1995, 1996, 1997
Winner of 1995 NY State Bar Assoc. Award for a Paper on Legal Ethics.
1983 - 1984 Studied advanced improvisation with world renowned Jazz Pianist, Hal Galper.
1978 - 1980 Composition Major, Berklee College of Music. (Completed 82 credits in two years): 3.9 GPA, Dean's List.
1974 - 1975 Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A., (Political Philosophy), Area of specialization: Political Philosophy. Related Awards: National Political Science Honor Society
1970 - 1972 SUNY at Stony Brook. B.A., (Political Science). Dean's List.
1968 - 1970 Suffolk County Community College, A.A.S., (General Studies). Dean's List.



Summer 2002 Clinician at the Riverhead Blues festival.
Topic: "The Sounds of the Blues -- 80 Years of the Greatest Musical Invention
of the 20th Century.”
1994 - 1999 Off-Broadway Production “Summer 69”: Return to Woodstock: Arranger, Transcriber, Band Design and Guitarist.



Over fifty compositions in various styles from 16th century counterpoint, and fugues for harpsichord, to contemporary-Blues, -Rock, –Jazz, and -acoustic. Many compositions for solo alternately tuned guitar.


Tour with many major artists; many have won awards – “Best Upcoming Artist”, High School All-State Awards, Publishing contracts with EMI: transcriptions published in major magazines Bass Player and Downbeat magazines, perform professionally, teach locally in many of the surrounding music studios.


2011 “Complete Guitar Neck Visualization” Ibanez Collector’s World
2009 “Now Hear This: An introduction to Intervallic Hearing”
1995 "Adversarial Ideology, Ethical Problems and Dispute Resolution" won the 1995 NY State Bar Association Award for a paper on Legal Ethics.
1992 The Quotable Paul Johnson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
1990 The Quotable Knox (Ignatius) 1994: The Quotable Knox (Ignatius)
1988 “G.K. Chesterton and Eugenics”, The Chesterton Review
1988 The Quotable Fulton Sheen (Doubleday)
1987 More Quotable Chesterton (Ignatuius)
1986 “G.K. Chesterton and the Behaviorists”, The Chesterton Review
1986 The Quotable Chesterton (Ignatius, Doubleday Image)