Extension Division Faculty

  • Erin Banholzer

    Oboe/English horn

    Education & Training
    BM Northwestern University
    MM Cleveland Institute of Music
    DMA Candidate, Mason...

  • Neal Bennett

    Neal Bennett is a Telly Award-winning multimedia producer, director, editor, and filmmaker with two decades of...

  • Allison Brewster Franzetti

    Program Coordinator for the Adult Chamber Music Program, Artistic Director of the Young Artist Program, Piano

    Artistic Director of the Young Artist Program and Coordinator of Adult Chamber Music, Dr. Allison Brewster...
  • Brian Bulfer

    Chair of the Mason Gross Extension Division's Visual Arts Department

    Brian Bulfer earned a BFA...
  • Tara Buzash


    Tara Buzash is a pianist, composer, educator, and businesswoman who thrives on hard...
  • Jorge Caballero

    Classical Guitar

    A native of Lima, Peru, Jorge Caballero is the youngest musician and the only...

  • Jenne Carey


    Education & Training
    Master of Music, Voice Pedagogy and Performance - Westminster Choir College

  • David Cheifer

    Accompanist, Piano

    After studying piano from the age of six, then organ and bassoon, David Cheifer went on...

  • Sarah Chen

    Music Theory

    Sarah Chen was accepted into the special music school for gifted children in Taiwan at the age of eight. In 1997, she received her bachelor...
  • Rebecca Choi


    Education & Training
    University of Michigan - Bachelor of Music
    The Juilliard School - Master of Music...

  • Lenuta Ciulei


    The Romanian-born violinist Lenuta Ciulei...

  • Paul Conrad

    Paul Conrad received a Bachelor of Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studied piano with Paul...

  • Karen Dalley


    Karen Dalley has devoted her career to both piano performance and music education,...
  • Kathleen Ditmer

    Kathleen Ditmer began playing horn at an early age in the church. She was awarded...

  • Dr. Zoe Browder Doll

    Piano Faculty Chair, Coordinator of Young Maestros Program

    Education & Training
    Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, Stony Brook University, 2004 (studied with...

  • Michael Donahue


    Guitarist Michael Donahue has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist in Manhattan, Boston,...
  • Maeve Dougal

    Director of Ballet

    Maeve Dougal ...

  • Isaac Dye


  • Jordan Enzinger


    With an extensive background in solo, chamber, and orchestral music, Jordan...
  • Lindsey Gamble


    Dr. Lindsey Gamble began playing the violin at age 5 after seeing Itzhak...

  • Pala García


    Studied under:

  • Vincent Grana


    Vincent Grana (Bass-Baritone) hails from...

  • Michelle Grondin
    Michelle Grondin holds a MM Degree in...
  • Kevin Hildebrandt


    A Summit Records recording artist, Kevin ...
  • Grace Jackson

    Visual Arts

    Grace Jackson is an artist living and working in New Brunswick, where she is currently in the process of earning her masters at Mason Gross...

  • Mira Kang


    Cellist Mira Kang has performed throughout South Korea, the Northeastern US, and Germany as a recitalist...
  • Christopher Kenniff

    Classical Guitar

    Christopher Kenniff, classical guitarist, holds a bachelor of music degree and master of...

  • Bomi Kim

    Visual Arts

    Bomi Kim is an artist from California. She received a BA in art studio and graduated with...

  • Marie Koetje

    Marie Koetje is a painter from Portland, OR who lives and works in New Brunswick, NJ. Her...

  • Azusa Komiyama
    Ms. Komiyama attended Toho...
  • Elsa Lee


    Dr. Yung-Yung Elsa Lee has appeared in solo and chamber recitals in Hong Kong,...
  • Yen Lee

    A native of South Korea, Yen Lee had been an active member in the guitar competition circuit winning prizes and appeared in many major concert...

  • Yu-Chieh (Kelly) Lin
    Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin is known as the 4 instrument player in piano, violin, viola, and...
  • William Macirowski

    Bass, Assistant Director of the Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble

    Bassist, composer and arranger William T. ...

  • Stacey McCaffery
    Stacey performs regularly in the New Jersey region as a woodwind musician. She has distinguished herself as a...
  • David Miller

    Director, Mason Gross Jazz Institute for Teens and Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble

    Trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator Dave Miller was born in Waukegan...
  • Yevgeny Morozov
    Studied under
    Susan Starr (USA, Mason Gross...
  • Judith Morse


    American conductor, Judith Morse is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree...
  • Ning Mu

    Violin/ Viola

    Ning Mu studied violin with his father at 8. His academic training started at the middle school attached to the Central Conservatory of Music of...

  • Craig Mumm


  • Daniel Mumm


    Cellist Daniel Mumm received a Bachelor of Music...
  • Leighann Narum

    Classical Guitar


  • Sung Tae Park


    Studied under
    Samuel Dilworth-Leslie

  • Jihye Park


    Education & Training
    BM in Hanyang University in...

  • Veronica Parrales

    Cello, Suzuki Cello ,Suzuki Piano

    Veronica Parrales, DMA, is an performer and teacher in the tri-state area. As a Suzuki...

  • John Popham


    Cellist John Popham is a chamber musician and teacher based in Brooklyn, New York...

  • Alexandra Porter

    Voice Instructor

    Education & Training
    MM Voice Performance & Pedagogy, Westminster Choir College...

  • Gregg Rossetti
  • Gregg Rossetti

    Music Theory, Composition, Musicology

    Gregg Rossetti is a multi-instrumentalist and composer of many styles of music, and is currently pursuing a PhD. His interest in composition...

  • Gusten Rudolph

    Drum set

    Studied under:
    Victor Lewis, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    Jerome Jennings
    Erik Johnson, University of...

  • Peter James Saleh


    Studied under:

    Christopher Deane
    Mark Ford

  • Daniel Silverstein


    Daniel Silverstein graduated with a BM in jazz performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2011 where he studied under jazz great...

  • Jordan Smith


    Principal teachers include
    Dr. Paul Cohen, Kathleen Mitchell, Dr. John ...

  • Enriqueta Somarriba

    Piano instructor

    Spanish pianist Enriqueta Somarriba performs frequently in Europe and the United States, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Music critic...

  • Jonathan Spitz

    See Mason Gross Music Department bio.

  • Pamela Stein

    Voice and Musicianship Training Instruction

    Praised for her “rich dramatics“ (The Boston Globe), northern New...
  • Rebekah Sterlacci

    Conductor, Rutgers Scarlet Singers; Associate Conductor, Rutgers Children’s Choir

    Rebekah Sterlacci is in her eighth year teaching vocal music at...

  • Brennan Sweet
    Born in New York City, Brennan Sweet began violin studies at two years of age in Edmonton, Alberta. Settling in the St. Louis area, he...
  • André Tarantiles


    André Tarantiles has...

  • Christina Toulios

    Studied Under
    Frederick Urrey

    Recently performed...

  • Amy Tu
    Amy Tu is an award...
  • Anna Vasilyeva-Schagun

    A multifaceted musician, New York­ based pianist Anna Vasilyeva has appeared in...

  • Matt Walley

    Trombone and euphonium instructor

    Matt Walley, a trombonist from ...
  • Dr. Christopher Wickham


    Education & Training
    DMA, Rutgers University
    PSD, Mannes College of Music
    MM, Temple University...

  • Kelly Wieand

    Music Together

    Performs with
    Sings with Collegium...
  • Yi-heng Yang
    Piano, fortepiano, harpsichord
  • Dr. Jing Yang

    Praised by New York Magazine as “...so young but so...