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.

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Smells like school spirit: Proud alums name son Mason

Sure, Mason Markowski’s college application deadline may not be looming, but with his first name and a pair of devoted Mason Gross alums for parents, we’re betting Mason will consider channeling his Scarlet Pride and become a member of the class of 2037.

Expressive Engines: Musical Technologies from Automata to Robots

Symposium and Concert - Monday, February 15, 2016
Nicholas Music Center and Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall (Mortensen Hall) on Douglass Campus
85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ

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Feb. 15 concert/symposium to feature acoustic and robotic instruments from early-modern to contemporary era

Attitudes toward technology tend to be fraught, often involving equal parts suspicion and fascination: Does technology save time or steal it? Does it connect or disengage us? And is music, an art form prized for its expressive powers, compromised when generated by a computer or other automated device?