Musician-turned-lawyer Stephanie Cooper to discuss “Legal and Business Issues in the Arts”

A three-part discussion series on legal and business issues in the arts aimed at preparing students and professionals in all artistic disciplines for entry and continued success in the professional world will be presented at Sarah Lawrence College February 19, 26, and March 5. These free-of-charge discussions, featuring highly accomplished professionals, will be presented by Stephanie Cooper ‘65, a musician-turned-lawyer. The programs are open to the public.

The first discussion and audience Q&A will take place on Wednesday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Cooper will be joined by playwright Lanie Robertson and his agent, Kate Navin of the Gersh Agency. On Wednesday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m., also in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, agent/artist manager and former soprano Jami Greenberg will join Cooper for discussion and Q&A. The final program in this series will occur on Wednesday, March 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Reisinger Auditorium. Joining Cooper will be two noted documentary filmmakers, Bob Frye and Harold Weinberg, and screenwriter Frederic Richter, a recent SLC alumnus. Frye is a former executive producer of “ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and a former executive producer of “Good Morning America.” He is now an independent documentary filmmaker (“In My Lifetime”). Weinberg is the founding producer of MacNeil/Lehrer and an independent filmmaker (“Topless Cellist Charlotte Moorman,” “Sid at 90”). Excerpts from the aforementioned Frye and Weinberg films will be shown.

Stephanie Cooper is a 1965 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she concentrated in literature and music. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Chamber Music at Sarah Lawrence in 1976 and went on to pursue a career as a solo pianist, accompanist and chamber musician and a dedicated teacher with positions at The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. After a career as a concert pianist and chamber musician, Cooper ran a highly successful publicity/media business, which led her to the study and practice of law. She has more than twenty-five years' experience in contract law and civil litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Cooper is a past president of the College’s Alumni Association and former member of the Board of Trustees.

For more information, please contact the Office of College Events at (914) 395-2412 or collegeevents@sarahlawrence.edu.