Extension Division

American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children’s Division opens on campus

The Mason Gross Extension Division has partnered with the acclaimed American Ballet Theatre to open a satellite branch of their Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children’s Division on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick.

Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble & Rutgers Percussion Foundations


We have moved! For more information about the Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble, please visit the new RYPE webpage!

Young Artist Program


We have moved! For more information about the Young Artists Program, please visit the new YAP webpage!

Extension Division adopts program developed by Carnegie Hall, Royal Conservatory of Toronto

Beginning in fall 2012, the Extension Division will partner with The Achievement Program, or TAP, a new collaboration between Carnegie Hall and The Royal Conservatory of Toronto. 

Sept. 7 open house + free classes for fall 2013 Extension Division programs; classes begin Sept. 12

An open house for all Extension Division classes takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013; free sample classes will be offered. Classes officially begin Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Learning opportunities are available for children and adults.

Rutgers Children’s Choir auditions June 4 and 7

Rutgers Children's ChoirPlease register for an audition slot by completing the online form found here.

June 1 deadline for Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp

Applications are due Friday, June 1, for the Rutgers Summer Band and Orchestra Camp, running July 15-20, 2012, here on campus in New Brunswick.

Young Artist Program auditions/scholarship competition June 3

The Mason Gross School of the Arts Young Artist Program will host auditions and its annual Scholarship Competition on Sunday, June 3, 2012. 

Choir director teaches children to raise their voices

Rhonda Hackworth“Love at first sight.”

That’s how Mason Gross School Music professor and Rutgers Children’s Choir Artistic Director Rhonda Hackworth describes her first experience working with a children’s choir.