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Rodgers, Linda

Linda Rodgers wrote her first musical composition for piano "at age five-and-something." Later, she wrote the music and her sister, Mary, the lyrics for a children's revue for Mary Martin, who recorded and performed THREE TO MAKE MUSIC on national tour and on television. More music for children included "A Child's Introduction To Jazz" recorded by Bob Keshan (Captain Kangaroo) and songs for Shari Lewis' puppets with albums recorded by Golden Records and RCA Victor. Linda obtained her Masters in Social Work at Hunter College and is President of the Audio Prescriptives Foundation, an education and research foundation that produces perioperative audiotapes for patients to hear under general or local/regional anesthesia. The Foundation has participated in studies at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center demonstrating the stress reduction with patients. Linda served on the Boards of The Brearley School, the Juilliard Council, The Hastings Center; the Medical Advisory Board of The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Brookdale Institute of Aging; Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, The Alcoholism Council of Greater New York, and the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York. A resident of Katonah, New York, she is married to Eric Emory and is the mother of composer Peter Melnick.

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