Amy Rubin, pianist and composer, has written and performed music in all genres – for the concert stage, jazz ensemble, film, television and theater, both in the U.S. and abroad. Her fearless eclecticism and desire to embrace all music regardless of style have brought her recent awards including the Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship, the King County Special Projects Award, the 2005 Jack Straw Artist Support Award and commission funds from the Seattle Arts Commission.

In summer 1999, Hallelujah Games, an all-Rubin CD, was released on the Mode label. Music from her sextet, “La Loba” was danced to by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in their national tour 2003-2004 of the Flight Project. Rubin’s most recent CD Like Ships That Pass… presents a retrospective of the last few year’s live performances of her solo piano pieces, chamber pieces, and a work for piano and chamber orchestra by that title.

As educator, Rubin ran the Musicianship Program at SUNY at Stony Brook, was an Assistant Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey where she directed all musical activities on campus, and was a Visiting Professor and the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Rubin now lives in Seattle where she composes, performs, teaches, lectures and collaborates.

Artist Support Program 2005: Produce a series of radio portraits of pianists working in many different styles of music around the country.

Artist Support Program 2001: Produced The Rubin-Clement Piano Dialogues with Dawn Clement

Artist Support Program 2000

Sound Clips
  • Book cover for Unmuted, featuring an old fashioned microphone with the word UNMUTED above it
    Amy D. Rubin - Blood Sisters (excerpt)
  • Amy Rubin and Dawn Clement - Hallelujah Games
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