George B. Stauffer

Dean, Mason Gross School of the Arts

Distinguished Professor, Musicology

George B. Stauffer is dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts and a distinguished professor of musicology at Rutgers University. He is known internationally as a scholar, performer, and writer on the music and culture of the Baroque Era and the life and works of J.S. Bach in particular. Educated at Dartmouth College, Bryn Mawr College, and Columbia University, he has published several widely cited and authoritative books. He has also contributed to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Collier’s Encyclopedia, Early Music, Bach-Jahrbuch, and many other American, European, and Asian publications. As a speaker, he has lectured at Harvard University, Yale University, University of Leipzig, National Sun Yat-sen University, and many other schools. As a performer, Stauffer studied organ with John Weaver and Vernon de Tar (Juilliard School). He served as university organist and chapel music director at Columbia University, where he appeared frequently in concert. 

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