Music

Grammy Award-winning composer to direct Music Dept.

bob AldridgeComposer Robert Livingston Aldridge has been named director of the Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Aldridge will begin work on July 1, 2012.

Glee Club celebrates 140 years in song with April 21 concert

In 1872, Ulysses S. Grant was elected President of the United States, Yellowstone was established as the world’s first national park and a bunch of sophomore college students formed the Rutgers University Glee Club under the leadership of Edwin E. Colburn.

Rutgers Jazz Faculty and students play the Blue Note April 2

The Rutgers Faculty Jazz Septet + Rutgers Jazz Ensemble play the legendary Blue Note @8 and 10:30 p.m. in New York City on Monday, April 2. We’re jazzed, yes we are. 212-475-8592 for tix, which are $10-$15 with additional food/drink purchase required. The Blue Note is at 131 W. Third St.

Student Profile: Percussionist Mika Godbole

Mika Godbole chalks it all up to hormones.

Godbole admits that her choice to become a musician “was because of a boy. He was playing bass drum in a marching band. From then on I said, ‘I want to do that.’ I wanted to be around him.”

"A Tribute to Charles Mingus" jazz concert Feb. 28

Ralph Bowen, Joe Magnarelli, Conrad Herwig
Members of the Rutgers Jazz Faculty Septet

Opera at Rutgers presents Jules Massenet’s "Cendrillon" ("Cinderella") Jan. 27 to Feb. 5

Start shopping for a killer pair of glass slippers: You’ve got a ball to attend. Cinderella and Prince Charming are coming to Rutgers Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5, 2012, in a fantastical production of Jules Massenet’s opera Cendrillon

Attention, 2012 applicants: Music Department pre-screening announcement

POSTED: JANUARY 2012

The Music Department at Mason Gross is no longer accepting pre-screening videos for the 2012 applicants to the graduate Vocal or Piano performance programs. However, they will continue to accept Opera Institute submissions until Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. 

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