Music

Oboe

Erin Banholzer enjoys an active career as an orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. She has performed with major orchestras across the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.  She has been invited to perform in Europe and the Middle East, including appearances for members of the Vatican in Rome and at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. 

Music Education

Choral

Dr. Brandon Williams is an assistant professor of choral music and choral music education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He conducts the Voorhees Choir and teaches a variety of courses related to choral music education. Williams appears frequently as a guest conductor, clinician, and presenter throughout the country. He was most recently featured in Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Violin, Viola

Front Office Manager

Judy Clark is the first point of contact between the Music Department and the general public. She is in charge of day-to-day operations in the front office in the Marryott Music Building, making sure the office runs efficiently and effectively and meets the needs of students, faculty, and staff. She also serves as the main parking liaison for the department. Clark supervises a staff of 12 work-study students to complete projects for the department. Clark earned her degree in Office Systems Technologies.

Assistant to the Director, Deputy Director and Senior Department Administrator

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Director and Deputy Director of the Music Department; assists the Senior Department Administrator with the day-to-day operations of the Music Department; and coordinates special projects.

Bassoonist overcomes setbacks to graduate with Class of 2016

Playing an instrument came easy for Jonathan LiVolsi; attending classes didn’t.

It took two attempts and six years for LiVolsi, 24, to earn his degree from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Jazz greats Eddie Palmieri and Fred Hersch lead master classes

Jazz pianists Eddie Palmieri and Fred Hersch took their turn behind the keyboard on several occasions throughout the fall semester, helming master classes and sharing advice with our student musicians.