Music

Rutgers Percussion Ensemble fuses music and visual art by working from a graphic score

Greg Riss admits it: He was nervous.

And why not? The percussionist had been trained his entire life to take direction from an agreed-upon language of notes and markings running horizontally from left to right across a five-line staff. 

Raising his voice: Vocal student convinces sports-radio jocks that opera and sports can mix

Stephen Saharic had something to prove.

The Mason Gross vocal performance major was steamed: Not only was he stuck in epic morning traffic on Route 78, inching his way to a day of classes in New Brunswick, but he was listening to his favorite drive-time sports-radio personalities dis one of his first loves: opera.

Recital and master class with organist Kimberly Marshall, November 16-17

Mason Gross Presents welcomes concert organist Kimberly Marshall to Rutgers for a recital and master class, both free and open to the public.

Instructor, Violin

Mason Gross jazz and classical faculty unite to play Carnegie Hall

In a rare collaboration, seven members of the Mason Gross School’s music faculty are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2014, at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Instructor, Jazz Drums

Instructor, Baritone Saxophone

Marching Band Performs with U2 on "Tonight Show"

Members of the Rutgers University Marching Band performed with U2 to kick off the premiere of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. From the roof of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 70 stories over New York City, eight drummers played in a performance of U2's new single "Invisible."