Robbin Gordon-Cartier was graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. As a young harpist, she spent summers in Dublin, Ireland, studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She was a gold medalist at the Granard Harp Festival in Ireland. She has been a recipient of numerous educational grants and awards.
Mrs. Gordon-Cartier maintains a private studio where she teaches students of all ages. Robbin regularly freelances in the metropolitan area. Performance credits include appearances at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City; the New Jersey Performing Arts Center; the Pablo Casals Music Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the National Symphony Orchestra of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She has appeared on several television shows and recordings and at events honoring Lord Guiness, Cicely Tyson and Sir James Galway. Most recently she was a member of the orchestras for the Three Irish Tenors concerts and Clay Aikens “Make a Joyful Noise”/Symphonic Christmas tour.
A teacher in the East Orange School District, Mrs. Gordon-Cartier directs the harp program, which she originally created for the Elizabeth School District. She is the president of the North Jersey Chapter of the American Harp Society and is a sought-after presenter of workshops across the country. Robbin is a Director at Large on the Board of Directors of the American Harp Society.