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RYPE Percussion Series | Young Artist Program Forums |  RYJE | ABT Day | Zimmerli Concert Series


The Mason Gross Extension Division is pleased to offer outstanding workshops and special events this spring for precollege and adult students - musicians, dancers and visual artists. Please review the information below, register now/RSVP, or contact us for more information.


The RYPE Percussion Clinic Series!

Exit 9 & Peter Saleh, director of the Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble (RYPE) present The Percussion Clinic Series.  Designed to fit in with the demands of most students' busy fall schedules, these three clinics presented by Exit 9 members as well as Mason Gross faculty and other distinguished percussionists. The topics are:

Sunday, October 26, 12:30pm - 3 pm: What's in your bag: Sticks or Mallets?

Bring your sticks and your mallets! This master class covers basic approaches in snare drumming and keyboard percussion. Students of either strength will learn what carries over between the two families of instruments and what doesn't.

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Saturday, November 22, 10 am - 1 pm: Special Percussion Techniques

Join an all-star team of guest clinicians who will provide students with a hands-on demonstration of specialized percussion techniques. Presentations will include 4-mallet grips, the Slap (and other hand drum techniques), traditional grip on snare drum, timpani tuning and rolling, and more!

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Saturday, December 6, 10 am - 1 pm: Preparing a Percussion Audition, "Mock Audition" Workshop

Timed to coincide with the beginning of the Region and Allstate and college audition season, this session begins with a mock audition, giving each student a chance to test-drive their performance in a ‘blind’ audition situation for a panel of experts. The Audition Prep clinic that follows will provide feedback designed to help students to hone their audition performance. The top three performers will receive prizes.


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Fee: $50 per clinic/ $135 for series

The Percussion Clinic Flyer





Fall 2014 Young Artist Program Forums!
2014-15 Forum Overview

  • Christopher Kenniff, Director of the Mason Gross Extension Division -  Young Artist Program Orientation - September 20, 2014 (Parent & Family Forum, meeting from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Marryott Music Building lobby)
  • Allison Brewster Franzetti, Artistic Director of Young Artist Program- "Music Tells the Story - Ma Mere L'Oye" - September 20, 2014
  • Jonathan Spitz, Principal Cello of New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and College Faculty, Mason Gross School of the Arts - Effective Practice - September 27, 2014
  • Mira Kang, Cello Faculty of Young Artist Program - Parents' Role in Music Education - October 11, 2014 (Parent forum, guests invited, meeting from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Marryott Music Building lobby)
  • Longleash with Pala Garcia, violin; John Popham, cello; Renate Rohlfing, piano - Extended Techniques in 20th and 21st Century Piano Trios - October 11, 2014
  • Norman Lee, Visiting Pianist from Hong Kong - Virtuosity With Pain - Playing Injuries and How to Deal With Them - October 18, 2014
  • John Popham, Cellist - Toomai Quintet and Extension Division Faculty member- Cello Master Class - October 25, 2014
  • Brennan Sweet, Associate Principal Violin of New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Faculty of Young Artist Program - What You See Isn't What You Get - How to Discern a Good from a Bad Performance on the Internet - November 8, 2014
  • Chiu-Tze Lin, Artistic Director of the  Bravura Youth Orchestra, Program Advisor for the Young Artist Program - A Forum for Parents - November 22, 2014 (Parent forum, guests invited, meeting from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Marryott Music Building lobby)
  • Quiet City Chamber Ensemble with Donald Batchelder, trumpet; Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet; Christopher Brellochs, saxophone; Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano - Music for Unconventional Ensembles - December 13, 2014

Young Artist Program

Young Artist Program Audition Registration Form



The Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble

Please join us for a RYJE Special Event:  
Expanding Horizons, a free clinic with David Miller for students ages 13-18
When: November 11, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:15pm:  
Where: Music Annex, room 002
What: Join RYJE Director, Dave Miller, in a clinic aimed at expanding your jazz vocabulary using the blues scale, chord outlining and bebop scales. 
RSVP: Email Mr. Miller. 


American Ballet Theater Day!

Please join us for this year's ABT Day: 

Zimmerli Concert Series


Join us for Concerts at the Zimmerli Art Museum!

Upcoming Music At The Museum Events!

November 9, 2014 -  2:00pm - 3:00pm

January 17, 2015 -  2:00pm - 3:00pm

January 18, 2015 -  2:00pm - 3:00pm

February 15, 2015 -  2:00pm - 3:00pm

March 15, 2015 -  2:00pm - 3:00pm

April 12, 2015 -  2:00pm - 3:00pm

All events will be held at the Zimmerli Art Museum!
Art After Hours Concerts: Mason Gross Jazz Department
November 4, 2015  5:30pm - 8:00pm
December 2, 2015  5:30pm - 8:00pm
March 3, 2015  5:30pm - 8:00pm
April 7, 2015  5:30pm - 8:00pm

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