music

Music Faculty

  • Andrew Adelson

    Instructor, Oboe

    Andrew Adelson has held the...

  • Bradley Aikman

    Instructor, Double Bass

    As a performer, Bradley Aikman has experience in symphonic, opera, and ballet...

  • Robert Aldridge
    Head of Composition

    Professor

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  • Robby Ameen

    Instructor, Jazz Drums

    Grammy® Award-winning drummer Robby Ameen...

  • Alan Baer
    Head of Brass, Tuba

    Assistant Professor

    Alan...

  • Noreen Baer

    Instructor, Trombone

    Noreen Baer holds a doctor...

  • Erin Banholzer

    Instructor, Oboe

    Erin Banholzer enjoys an active career as an orchestral musician, soloist, and...

  • William Berz
    Advisor of Graduate Studies, Head of Music Education

    Professor

    Dr. William...

  • Darryl J. Bott
    Director of University Bands
    Associate Professor, Wind Conducting, Music Education...
  • Ralph Bowen

    Professor, Jazz Saxophone

    ...

  • Karina Bruk
    Undergraduate Piano

    Instructor

    Dr. Karina Bruk holds degrees from Manhattan School of...

  • James Busuito
    Coordinator of Brass, Assistant Director of...
  • Eduardo Chama
    Co-Head of Opera

    Associate Professor, Voice

    Bass-baritone Eduardo...

  • Choong-Jin (CJ) Chang

    Instructor, Viola

    A native of Seoul, Korea, ...

  • Susannah Chapman

    Instructor, Cello

    Susannah Chapman is a soloist, chamber musician, contemporary music interpreter,...

  • Elena Chernova-Davis

    Instructor, Violin

    Prizewinner of the Aleksander...

  • Nicholas Chong

    Assistant Professor, Musicology

    Nicholas Chong joined the Rutgers faculty in Fall 2017, having previously served as...

  • Timothy Cobb

    Instructor, Double Bass

    Timothy Cobb joined the Mason Gross faculty in 2006 as a visiting artist. He...

  • Paul Cohen

    Instructor, Saxophone

    Dr. Paul Cohen has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony,...

  • Stephanie Cronenberg

    Assistant Professor, Music Education

    Stephanie Cronenberg (...

  • George Curran

    Instructor, Bass Trombone

    George Curran has been the bass trombonist of the New York Philharmonic...

  • Rebecca Cypess

    Associate Professor, Musicology

    Rebecca Cypess joined the...

  • Kenny Davis

    Instructor, Jazz Bass

    ...

  • Richard Deane

    Instructor, Horn

    Richard Deane is the associate principal horn...

  • Kenneth DeCarlo

    Instructor, Trumpet

    Kenneth DeCarlo has...

  • Francesca dePasquale

    Instructor, Violin

    Described as “scintillating” (...

  • Javier Diaz

    Instructor, Percussion

    Javier Diaz is a percussionist with the American Symphony Orchestra and with several chamber...

  • Christopher Doll

    Associate Professor, Composition, Music Theory

    Associate Professor Christopher Doll is a theorist-composer...

  • Mark Dover

    Instructor, Clarinet

    Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,” Mark...

  • Daniel Epstein

    Instructor, Piano

    Pianist Daniel Epstein received international recognition in 1973 with his performance and recording...

  • Bart Feller

    Instructor, Flute

    Bart Feller is principal...

  • Charles Fussell

    Instructor, Composition

    Charles Fussell's works include...

  • Patrick Gardner
    Head of Choral Activities, Head of Conducting,

    Distinguished Professor

    Gardner received...

  • Pamela Gilmore
    Co-Head of Opera, Director of Opera At Rutgers

    Assistant Professor...

  • Lachlan Glen

    Instructor, Special Topics in Opera

    Australian pianist, conductor, and producer Lachlan Glen...

  • Barbara González-Palmer
    Coordinator of All Non-Majors

    Associate Professor, Secondary Piano

    Barbara...

  • Robert Grohman
    Coordinator of Keyboard, Coordinator of Chamber Music

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  • Mark Gross

    Instructor, Jazz Saxophone

    Mark Gross has recorded on over 80 notable jazz recordings, including 2 Grammy® Award-...

  • Eduardo Herrera

    Assistant Professor, Musicology/Ethnomusicology

    Eduardo Herrera (PhD University of Illinois, 2013) is an assistant...

  • Fred Hersch
    Distinguished Artist, Jazz Piano

    Instructor

    Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine...

  • Conrad Herwig
    Head of Jazz Studies

    Professor, Jazz Trombone

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  • Kaoru Hinata

    Instructor, Flute

    Kaoru...

  • Patricia Howland

    Assistant Professor, Composition, Music Theory

    Patricia Howland specializes in 19th-century music, with additional...

  • Nathan Hughes

    Instructor, Oboe

    Nathan Hughes is principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera and serves on the...

  • Maureen Hurd
    Head of Woodwinds

    Associate Professor, Clarinet

    Maureen...

  • Cong Ji

    Pianist Cong Ji is passionate about engaging her audiences with innovative...

  • Kynan Johns
    Director of Orchestras
    Associate Professor, Orchestral Conducting
     
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  • Douglas Johnson
    Head of Musicology

    Professor

    Douglas Johnson has degrees from Hamilton College (BA) and...

  • Warren Jones

    Visiting Artist, Collaborative Piano

    Warren Jones performs with Stephanie Blythe, Anthony Dean...

  • Vic Juris

    Instructor, Jazz Guitar

    A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Victor ...

  • Taina Kataja

    Instructor, Voice

    Finnish soprano Taina Kataja has received critical acclaim for performance of...

  • Steven Kemper

    Assistant Professor, Music Technology, Composition

    Steven Kemper...

  • David Krauss

    Instructor, Trumpet

    David Krauss joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as principal trumpet in 2001...

  • Min Kwon
    Interim Director, Head of Keyboard, Piano

    Professor

    Min Kwon received...

  • Yoon Kwon

    Instructor, Violin

    "With a sound like this, the world is her oyster! " (The ...

  • JessicA Lee

    Violin

    Hailed as “a soloist which one should make a special effort to hear, wherever she plays,” violinist Jessica Lee, Grand Prize...

  • Yura Lee

    Instructor, Violin, Viola

    Violinist/violist Yura...

  • Richard Leech

    Instructor, Voice

    For nearly 35 years American tenor Richard Leech has sung many well-known roles in...

  • Ellen Leibowitz
    Advisor of Undergraduate Studies

    Instructor

    Ellen...

  • Louis Levitt

    Instructor, Double Bass

    As a member of Sybarite5, Louis Levitt was the first double bassist to win...

  • Victor Lewis

    Instructor, Jazz Drums

    ...

  • Renée Anne Louprette
    Coordinator of Organ

    Instructor

    Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid...

  • Douglas Lundeen

    Associate Professor, General Music Studies

    Douglas Lundeen...

  • Reid Masters

    Choral, University Choir

    Reid Masters attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, ...

  • Joe Mosello

    Instructor, Jazz Trumpet

    Joe Mosello is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. After...

  • Matthew Muckey

    Instructor, Trumpet

    Matthew Muckey joined the...

  • Craig Mumm

    Instructor, Viola

    Craig Mumm is the associate...

  • Ed Neumeister

    Instructor, Jazz Trombone

    Composer/arranger/trombonist Ed Neumeister has received a Grammy Award Nomination and many...

  • Hai-Ye Ni

    Instructor, Cello

    Hai-Ye Ni is the principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as a...

  • Todd Nichols
    Associate Director of University Bands, Director of Athletic Bands
    Assistant Professor, ...
  • Judith Nicosia
    Head of Voice

    Associate Professor, Voice

    Soprano Judith Nicosia is an associate...

  • Roger Nye

    Instructor, Bassoon

    Roger Nye is the second bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic, having been...

  • Bill O'Connell

    Instructor, Jazz Composition, Jazz Arrangement

    Bill O’Connell is a native New Yorker who studied classical...

  • Tarik O'Regan

    Instructor, Composition

    Tarik...

  • Scott Ordway

    Assistant Professor, Composition, Music Theory

    Scott Ordway (1984, Santa Cruz, CA) is a composer, conductor, and an...

  • Eddie Palmieri
    Distinguished Artist, Jazz Piano

    Instructor

    Eddie...

  • Daniel Panner

    Instructor, Viola

    Daniel Panner enjoys a...

  • David Peel

    Instructor, French Horn

    David Peel is a French horn player based in the New York City area. He is known for his...

  • John Perry

    Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Piano

    John Perry, distinguished artist and teacher, earned his bachelor’s and master...

  • Jessica Phillips

    Instructor, Clarinet

    Jessica Phillips won the position of second and E-Flat Clarinet of the...

  • Todd Phillips

    Instructor, Violin

    Todd Phillips made his solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at the age of 13...

  • Susan Quittmeyer

    Mezzo soprano Susan Quittmeyer has appeared regularly with the Metropolitan Opera and...

  • Susan Quittmeyer

    Instructor, Voice

    Mezzo soprano Susan Quittmeyer...

  • Nancy Yunhwa Rao
    Associate Director of Academic Studies, Head of Music Theory

    Professor

    Nancy...

  • Markus Rhoten

    Percussion/Timpani

    Born in 1978 in Hanover, Germany, Mr. Rhoten attended the College of Arts in Berlin, and...

  • Jonathan Sauceda

    Music and Performing Arts Librarian

    Jonathan Sauceda (PhD...

  • Sophie Shao

    Instructor, Cello

    Cellist Sophie Shao, winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the...

  • Gary Smulyan

    Instructor, Baritone Saxophone

    By the time Grammy® Award winner Gary...

  • Jonathan Spitz
    Head of Strings

    Assistant Professor, Cello

    Jonathan Spitz has served has served on the...

  • Weston Sprott

    Instructor, Tenor Trombone

    Weston Sprott...

  • Marc J. Stasio
    Coordinator of Jazz Studies

    Instructor, Jazz Piano...

  • George B. Stauffer
    Dean, Mason Gross School of the Arts

    Distinguished Professor, Musicology

    George B....

  • Leelanee Sterrett

    Instructor, Horn

     

    Leelanee Sterrett is the third horn of the New York Philharmonic and joined the...

  • Amanda Stewart

    Trombone

    Amanda Stewart joined the New York Philharmonic as Associate Principal Trombone in September 2009. Born in Oakland, Maryland, she began playing...

  • Brennan Sweet

    Instructor, Violin

    Born in New York City, Brennan Sweet began violin studies at two years of age in...

  • Robert Taub

    Instructor, Piano

    From New York’s Carnegie Hall to Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre to Germany’s ...

  • Joseph Tompkins
    Head of Percussion

    Assistant Professor

    Percussionist Joseph Tompkins has performed with...

  • Mike Truesdell

    Instructor, Percussion

    Percussionist Mike Truesdell’s...

  • Timothy Urban

    Instructor, Music Theory

    Dr. Timothy Urban holds graduate degrees in voice and recorder performance (SUNY Binghamton...

  • Vladimir Valjarevic

    Instructor, Piano

    A dedicated chamber musician and soloist, pianist Vladimir Valjarevic has been praised for his...

  • Christopher Wickham

    Instructor, Bassoon

    Native of Portland, Oregon, Christopher Wickham earned a doctor of musical arts...

  • Kraig Alan Williams

    Associate Professor, General Music Studies

    Dr. Kraig Alan...

  • Brandon Williams

    Assistant Professor, Choral

    Dr. Brandon Williams is an assistant professor of choral music and choral music education...

  • Yen Yu

    Instructor, Violin

    Yen Yu grew up in China and studied violin with her father at an early age. She...

  • Kyle Zerna

    Instructor, Percussion

    Kyle Zerna joined the New York...

  • Carmit Zori

    Violin

    At the recommendation of Isaac Stern and Alexander Schneider, violinist...