Extension Division

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.

June 1 deadline for Mason Gross art, music and dance camps!

Join the vibrant cultural community flourishing here at the Mason Gross School of the Arts this summer for one of our innovative arts programs!

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.


Education & Training
Master of Music, Voice Pedagogy and Performance - Westminster Choir College
ARCT, Voice Performance - The Royal Conservatory of Music (TAP)

Awards & Honors
Rising Star Award - Continuo Arts Foundation
Silver Medal Award - The Royal Conservatory of Music (TAP)

Next Friday-night dance party set for March 2! Get down and get a slice!

Looking for a quiet evening without the kids? How does March 2, 2012, sound?

We invite all children in kindergarten to fifth grade to join us for a fun--and educational--Friday Night Dance Party! While kids are taught and supervised by Extension Division Faculty, Mom and Dad can enjoy a quiet Friday evening together.