music

Music Faculty

  • Andrew Adelson

    Oboe

    Andrew Adelson has held the position of solo English horn...

  • Bradley Aikman

    Double Bass

    As a performer, Bradley Aikman has experience in symphonic, opera, and ballet repertoires with New York...

  • Robert Aldridge

    Head of Composition

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  • Robby Ameen

    Jazz Drums

    Grammy® Award-winning drummer Robby Ameen has...

  • Alan Baer

    Head of Brass, Tuba

    Alan Baer joined the New York Philharmonic on...

  • Noreen Baer

    Trombone

    Noreen Baer holds a doctor of musical arts degree in...

  • Erin Banholzer

    Oboe

    Erin Banholzer enjoys an active career as an orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. She has performed with...

  • William Berz

    Advisor of Graduate Studies, Head of Music Education

    Dr. William Berz...

  • Darryl J. Bott
    Director of University Bands, Wind Conducting, Music Education

    Wind Ensemble...

  • Ralph Bowen

    Jazz Saxophone

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  • Karina Bruk

    Undergraduate Piano

    Dr. Karina Bruk holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music (BM, MM) and Mason Gross School of...

  • James Busuito
    Assistant Director of University Bands and Athletic Bands, Music Education

    Brass Ensemble, Rutgers...

  • Eduardo Chama

    Co-Head of Opera, Voice

    Bass-baritone Eduardo Chama has received...

  • Choong-Jin (CJ) Chang

    Viola

    A native of Seoul, Korea, Choong-Jin (CJ) Chang...

  • Susannah Chapman

    Cello

    Susannah Chapman is a soloist, chamber musician, contemporary music interpreter, teacher, and performer in many...

  • Elena Chernova-Davis

    Violin

    Prizewinner of the Aleksander...

  • Nicholas Chong

    Musicology

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

  • Timothy Cobb

    Double Bass

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

  • Paul Cohen

    Saxophone

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

  • Stephanie Cronenberg

    Music Education

    Stephanie Cronenberg (PhD, University of...

  • George Curran

    Bass Trombone

    George Curran has been the bass trombonist of the New York Philharmonic since 2013. Previously, he was a...

  • Rebecca Cypess

    Musicology

    Rebecca Cypess joined the Rutgers faculty in fall...

  • Kenny Davis

    Jazz Bass

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  • Richard Deane

    Horn

    Richard Deane is the associate principal horn of the New...

  • Kenneth DeCarlo

    Trumpet

    Kenneth DeCarlo has performed, toured, and recorded...

  • Francesca dePasquale

    Violin

    Described as “scintillating” (...

  • Javier Diaz

    Percussion

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

  • Christopher Doll

    Composition, Music Theory

    Associate Professor Christopher Doll is a theorist-composer specializing in recent popular...

  • Mark Dover

    Clarinet

    Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,” Mark Dover’s vast array of...

  • Daniel Epstein

    Piano

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

  • Bart Feller

    Flute

    Bart Feller is principal flute of the New York City Opera...

  • Charles Fussell

    Composition

    Charles Fussell's works include five...

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

    Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, Rutgers University Glee Club...

  • Pamela Gilmore

    Co-Head of Opera, Director of Opera At Rutgers

    Pamela Gilmore, (co-head of Opera at Rutgers, and...

  • Lachlan Glen

    Special Topics in Opera

    Australian pianist, conductor, and producer Lachlan Glen performs around Australia,...

  • Barbara González-Palmer

    Coordinator of All Non-Majors, Secondary Piano

    Barbara Gonz...

  • Robert Grohman

    Coordinator of Chamber Music

    Pianist Robert Grohman enjoys an active career as a soloist and chamber musician. New...

  • Mark Gross

    Jazz Saxophone

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

  • Eduardo Herrera

    Musicology/Ethnomusicology

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

  • Fred Hersch

    Distinguished Artist, Jazz Piano

    Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine as “the most arrestingly innovative...

  • Conrad Herwig

    Head of Jazz Studies, Jazz Trombone, Rutgers Jazz Ensemble

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  • Kaoru Hinata

    Flute

    Kaoru ...

  • Patricia Howland

    Composition, Music Theory

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

  • Nathan Hughes

    Oboe

    Nathan Hughes is principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera and serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School,...

  • Maureen Hurd

    Head of Woodwinds, Clarinet

    Maureen Hurd...

  • Cong Ji

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

  • Kynan Johns
    Director of Orchestras, Orchestral Conducting

    Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, HELIX!, Sinfonia

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  • Douglas Johnson

    Head of Musicology

    Douglas Johnson has degrees from Hamilton College (BA) and the University of California-Berkeley (...

  • Warren Jones

    Collaborative Piano

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

  • Vic Juris

    Jazz Guitar

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

  • Taina Kataja

    Voice

    Finnish soprano Taina Kataja has received critical acclaim for performance of repertoire ranging from early to...

  • Steven Kemper

    Music Technology, Composition

    Steven Kemper creates music for...

  • David Krauss

    Trumpet

    David Krauss joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as principal trumpet in 2001 and occupies the Beth W. and...

  • Min Kwon

    Interim Director, Head of Keyboard, Piano

    Min Kwon received her BM at Curtis Institute of Music and her MM and DMA at...

  • Yoon Kwon

    Violin

    "With a sound like this, the world is her oyster! " (The New York Sun)

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  • 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

    Violin, Viola

    Violinist/violist Yura Lee is the first prize...

  • Richard Leech

    Voice

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

  • Ellen Leibowitz

    Advisor of Undergraduate Studies

    Ellen Leibowitz is the...

  • Louis Levitt

    Double Bass

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

  • Victor Lewis

    Jazz Drums

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  • Renée Anne Louprette

    Coordinator of Organ

    Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York's...

  • Douglas Lundeen

    General Music Studies

    Douglas Lundeen originally trained as an...

  • Reid Masters

    Choral, University Choir

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

  • Joe Mosello

    Jazz Trumpet

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

  • Matthew Muckey

    Trumpet

    Matthew Muckey joined the New York Philharmonic in June...

  • Craig Mumm

    Viola

    Craig Mumm is the associate principal violist of the...

  • Ed Neumeister

    Jazz Trombone

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

  • Hai-Ye Ni

    Cello

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

  • Todd Nichols
    Associate Director of University Bands, Director of Athletic Bands,  Music Education

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  • Judith Nicosia

    Head of Voice, Voice

    Soprano Judith Nicosia is an associate professor at Rutgers University, where she teaches voice,...

  • Roger Nye

    Bassoon

    Roger Nye is the second bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic, having been chosen for that position in 2005...

  • Bill O'Connell

    Jazz Composition, Jazz Arrangement

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

  • Tarik O'Regan

    Composition

    Tarik...

  • Scott Ordway

    Composition, Music Theory

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

  • Eddie Palmieri

    Distinguished Artist, Jazz Piano

    Eddie Palmieri has a musical...

  • Daniel Panner

    Viola

    Daniel Panner enjoys a varied career as a performer and...

  • David Peel

    French Horn

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

  • John Perry

    Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Piano

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

  • Jessica Phillips

    Clarinet

    Jessica Phillips won the position of second and E-Flat Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2001....

  • Todd Phillips

    Violin

    Todd Phillips made his solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at the age of 13 and has appeared with many...

  • Susan Quittmeyer

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

  • Susan Quittmeyer

    Voice

    Mezzo soprano Susan Quittmeyer has appeared regularly...

  • Nancy Yunhwa Rao

    Associate Director of Academic Studies, Head of Composition, Head of Music Theory

    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

    Cello

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

  • Gary Smulyan

    Baritone Saxophone

    By the time Grammy® Award winner Gary Smulyan...

  • Jonathan Spitz

    Head of Strings, Cello

    Jonathan Spitz has served has served on the Mason Gross Faculty since 2002.

    He has...

  • Weston Sprott

    Tenor Trombone

    Weston Sprott participates in orchestral,...

  • Marc J. Stasio

    Associate Head of Jazz Studies, Jazz Piano, Jazz Ensemble II

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  • George B. Stauffer

    Dean, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Distinguished Professor, Musicology

    George B....

  • Leelanee Sterrett

    Horn

    Leelanee Sterrett is the third horn of the New York Philharmonic and joined the orchestra in June 2013. She was...

  • 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

    Violin

    Born in New York City, Brennan Sweet began violin studies at two years of age in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1977 he...

  • Robert Taub

    Piano

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

  • Joseph Tompkins

    Head of Percussion, Rutgers Percussion Ensemble

    Percussionist Joseph Tompkins has performed with the Metropolitan...

  • Mike Truesdell

    Percussion

    Percussionist Mike Truesdell’s solo and...

  • Timothy Urban

    Music Theory

    Dr. Timothy Urban holds graduate degrees in voice and recorder performance (SUNY Binghamton), early music...

  • Vladimir Valjarevic

    Piano

    A dedicated chamber musician and soloist, pianist Vladimir ...

  • Christopher Wickham

    Bassoon

    Native of Portland, Oregon, Christopher Wickham earned a doctor of musical arts from Rutgers University, and...

  • Kraig Alan Williams

    General Music Studies

    Dr. Kraig Alan Williams is a professor of...

  • Brandon Williams

    Choral, Voorhees Choir

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

  • Yen Yu

    Violin

    Yen Yu grew up in China and studied violin with her father at an early age. She entered Wu Han Conservatory of...

  • Kyle Zerna

    Percussion

    Kyle Zerna joined the New York Philharmonic as...

  • Carmit Zori

    Violin

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