Jazz piano faculty Fred Hersch nominated for two Grammy Awards

Jazz piano faculty member and Rutgers Distinguished Artist  Fred Hersch is nominated for two Grammys this year: Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Open Book, and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for Whisper Not. Hersch has been nominated multiple times.

Instructor, Cello

Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Piano

Public invited to observe master classes

Mason Gross welcomes the public to observe a lineup of master classes throughout the fall 2017 semester. The schedule features international teaching artists and Mason Gross students. Master classes (and companion recitals) are free and open to the public—no tickets are required.

The series kicks off Monday, September 25, with a master class by celebrated vioilinist Robert McDuffie (schedule and details below).

Instructor, Jazz Trombone

Composer/arranger/trombonist Ed Neumeister has received a Grammy Award Nomination and many other commissions and awards. He is the founder of the NeuHat Ensemble in New York, and ENJO (Ed Neumeister Jazz Orchestra) in New York and Los Angeles. He has recorded eight albums as a leader.

Neumeister is an active composer, conductor, trombone soloist with recent performances in the US, Europe, Australia, and South America.

Instructor, Cello

Susannah Chapman is a soloist, chamber musician, contemporary music interpreter, teacher, and performer in many New York ensembles.

Chapman holds a doctorate of music from SUNY Stony Brook, where she studied with Timothy Eddy. In addition to Mason Gross, she teaches cello at Kean University, Princeton University, and is member of the artist faculty of the Brevard Music Festival.

Coordinator of Keyboard, Coordinator of Chamber Music


Instructor, Special Topics in Opera

Australian pianist, conductor, and producer Lachlan Glen performs around Australia, Europe, and the United States, at venues including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.