Music

Listen to the Rutgers Jazz Ensemble LIVE on WBGO

Listen to the Rutgers Jazz Ensemble play live 2-3 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, in the WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM studios in Newark. The group is part of the annual JAM Festival, a series of 11 live, in-studio broadcasts featuring student jazz musicians from across the Northeast. Listen live or online.

Ask the Expert: Pamela Gilmore, Opera

Pamela Gilmore, Director of OperaOpera, beloved by many, also has its share of detractors, those who are intimidated or bewildered by the plots and the perceived language barrier. Pamela Gilmore, director of opera here at the Mason Gross School, dispels those myths.

Why do you think opera can make people nervous?

Not a Music Major but Want to be in an Ensemble?

All music ensembles sponsored by the Mason Gross School of the Arts can be joined by audition by nonmajors.

Click here for non-major piano/keyboard audition information.

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Jazz Composition, Jazz Arrangement

Bill O’Connell is a native New Yorker who studied classical composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Early in his career, he played and composed in various salsa and jazz settings that set the tone for his musical style.

Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" at Rutgers 3/2; broadcast on WWFM 3/4

The premiere of the ballet and orchestral work The Rite of Spring in Paris a century ago sparked a riot, with its composer, Igor Stravinsky, reportedly being forced to hide in a double bass case as part of his mad escape.