Double Bass

Coordinator of Brass, Assistant Director of University Bands and Athletic Bands

Music Education

James Busuito is a member of the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is the assistant director of Athletic Bands. He is an instructor for the Marching Scarlet Knights and Pep Bands, and he conducts the Rutgers University Symphony Band and Brass Ensemble.

Associate Director of University Bands, Director of Athletic Bands
Music Education

Composition, Music Theory

Scott Ordway (1984, Santa Cruz, CA) is a composer, conductor, and an assistant professor of Composition and Theory at Rutgers University. From 2017–19, he will be a fellow at American Opera Projects in New York City. His work is multidisciplinary, fusing instrumental and vocal music with original text, video, digital soundscape, and experimental theater to explore a diverse array of contemporary themes including natural landscape, protest and revolution, and the lives of cities.


Nicholas Chong joined the Rutgers faculty in Fall 2017, having previously served as TOMS Core Faculty Fellow and Lecturer in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University. At Columbia Chong taught “Contemporary Civilization,” a “great books” seminar for undergraduates covering chronologically diverse texts in political philosophy, intellectual history, and social thought.


Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,” Mark Dover’s vast array of musical experiences have helped him establish himself as a diverse clarinetist. In January of 2016, Dover joined Grammy-nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds.

"A sneak peek at potential stars": Rutgers Pianists Gala earns praise by "New York Concert Review Inc."

Student musicians in the Rutgers Piano Program earned the praise of Rorianne Schrade, reviewer for New York Concert Review Inc., who attended the Rutgers Intenational Pianists Gala on Monday, May 8, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Schrade wrote that the annual concert "gives us a sneak peek at some largely undiscovered potential stars."

Jazz Trumpet

Joe Mosello is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. After Eastman, Mosello played lead trumpet with the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band in Washington, D.C.

He then toured with Maynard Ferguson’s Band for the next five years. Mosello was a member of the band when they recorded the hit song from the Academy Award winning movie, Rocky. He then settled in New York City has since played jazz, rock, and classical music for television, movies, and commercials.