Extension Division

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.

Dance Teacher Advancement Open Workshops with American Ballet Theatre March 5

The Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department and the Mason Gross Extension Division, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education, present advancement workshops for studio dance teachers, K-12 dance teachers, dance teaching-artists, assistant teachers and dance teaching students age 18 or older. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 5
9 a.m. to noon $35


It’s not too late to register for the Extension Division's 2012 spring semester!

Registration for the Extension Division's spring semester is ongoing. Spring semester dates are as follows:

Visual Arts Classes: Jan. 23 to April 21, 2012. Visual Arts make-up week: April 23-28, 2012.

Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory

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Valentine's Masquerade Ball for kids!

Looking for a quiet evening without the kids? How does Feb. 3, 2012, sound? Please join us for a Friday Night Dance Party like no other--the Valentine’s Day Masquerade Ball!