Special Events

Special Events:

The Mason Gross Extension Division is pleased to offer outstanding workshops and special events this for precollege and adult students - musicians, dancers, and visual artists & designers. Registration and event information is found on event websites.Please contact us via email or phone - 848-932-8618 - for more information.

A comprehensive listing of special events by season is found here: Fall | Spring


Of special note:

MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM
The Extension Division's annual concert series at the Zimmerli Art Museum.  Concerts feature our outstanding faculty performing in the museum's Lower Dodge Gallery.  Repertoire is selected to complement gallery exhibits.  All concerts are free and open to the public. Please arrive early as concerts typically fill to capacity.
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DROP-IN DAYS
Observe any of our ongoing classes, private lessons or ensembles. This is a great way to check out our instructors and programs ‘in action’ before registering or scheduling a trial lesson. 
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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE DAY
Sunday, October 28, 2018 | Saturday, March 2, 2019
ABT Day at Mason Gross is an annual event consisting of workshops and master classes for dancers of all ages.  Students take class with ABT's renowned teaching artists and enjoy end-of-day performances by dancers from ABT's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet (October 28), or ABT's Studio Company (March 2).  
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WOODWIND DAY
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to professionals, amateurs, students, teachers, parents, and music directors from the greater New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York areas. All are encouraged to attend and register to play in master classes.

Woodwind Day features a guest artist ensemble (TBA), and Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty and students in recitals and master classes. The event occurs on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Meet and work with music faculty members of the Mason Gross School of the Arts: Kaoru Hinata, flute; Maureen Hurd, Jessica Phillips, and Mark Dover, clarinet; Paul Cohen, saxophone; Andrew Adelson, and Erin Banholzer, oboe; and Christopher Wickham, bassoon.  
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STRING DAY
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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  • MID-SEMESTER PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
    Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3 p.m. Current Extension Division students are invited to sign up here.
    Saturday, March 16, 2019, 3 p.m. sign up coming soon.

     

DJEMBENIQUE 
Saturdays in January: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Open to music educators, church music directors, and people who’ve just always wanted to try drumming.

A unique group drumming class for adults that combines West African and Brazilian-based rhythms and instruments.
This class is conceived with players of any level of musical and drumming experience – including none – in mind and its aim is to allow people to experience the sheer joy that music from these parts of the world evokes. Although its presentation bears some resemblance to drum circles, all instruments will be presented in a context that is connected to their origins. Instruments will be provided, but you may also bring your own djembes, dununs, or Brazilian bateria.
 

Learn more & register | visit the Djembenique webpage

PERCUSSION CELEBRATION
An evening featuring exceptional high school percussion groups with a guest clinician TBD, a mass samba band, and more! Pre-college percussion ensembles are invited to participate, sharing performance time with other ensembles and gaining valuable feedback.  Music educators, percussion enthusiasts, and music lovers are invited to audit this event.
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This event is open to professionals, amateurs, students, teachers, parents, and music directors from the greater New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York areas. All are encouraged to attend and register to play in master classesThis event is open to professionals, amateurs, students, teachers, parents, and music directors from the greater New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York areas. All are encouraged to attend and register to play in master classes