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Music Faculty

Min Kwon - Interim Director of the Music Department
Nancy Rao -  Associate Director of Academic Studies
Ellen Leibowitz - Undergraduate Advisor/Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
William Berz - Graduate Advisor/Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Alphabetical Listing of Faculty

BRASS | CHAMBER MUSIC | CHORAL STUDIES | CLASSICAL GUITAR |

COMPOSITION | CONDUCTING | GENERAL MUSIC STUDIES | JAZZ | KEYBOARD | MUSIC

EDUCATION | MUSICOLOGY | MUSIC TECHNOLOGY | MUSIC THEORY |

PERCUSSION | STRINGS | VOICE AND OPERA WOODWINDS

Brass

Alan Baer - Head of the Brass Program

Noreen Baer - Associate Head of the Brass Program

Euphonium

Aaron VanderWeele

Horn
Leelanee Sterrett
David Peel
 
Bass Trombone

George Curran

Trombone
Weston Sprott (Tenor)
 
Trumpet

Matthew Muckey

Tuba

Alan Baer

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Chamber Music

Karina Bruk - Head of the Chamber Music Program
Alan Stepansky


 

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Choral Studies

Patrick Gardner - Head of Choral Activities (Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and Rutgers University Glee Club)

Brandon Williams
 

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Classical Guitar

Christopher Kenniff

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Composition

 
 

Conducting

Patrick Gardner - Head of the Conducting Program

Darryl Bott (Director of University Bands, Instrumental Conducting, and Rutgers Wind Ensemble)
James Busuito (Assistant Director of University Bands and Athletic Bands, Brass Ensemble, Rutgers Symphony Band, Pep Band)
Patrick Gardner (Choral Conducting, Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, and Rutgers University Glee Club)
Conrad Herwig (Rutgers Jazz Ensembles)
Kynan Johns (Orchestral Conducting, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, HELIX!, and Sinfonia)
Reid Masters (University Choir)
Todd Nichols (Associate Director of University Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, Rutgers Symphonic Winds, Concert Band)
Marc J. Stasio (Jazz Ensemble II)
Joseph Tompkins (Rutgers Percussion Ensemble)
Brandon Williams (Voorhees Choir)
 

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General Music Studies

Kraig Alan Williams

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Jazz

Conrad Herwig - Head of Jazz Studies
Marc J. Stasio
- Managing Head of Jazz Studies

Robby Ameen (Drums)
Ralph Bowen (Saxophone, jazz theory, jazz improv)
Kenny Davis (Upright and electric bass, jazz history)
Mark Gross (Saxophone)
Fred Hersch (Piano)
Conrad Herwig (Trombone, Jazz Ensemble, jazz improv, jazz composition/arranging)
Vic Juris (Guitar)
Victor Lewis (Drums)
Joe Magnarelli (Trumpet)
Joe Mosello (Trumpet)
Bill O'Connell (Piano, jazz improv, jazz composition/arranging)
Eddie Palmieri (Piano)
Gary Smulyan (Baritone Saxophone)

Marc J. Stasio (Piano, jazz improv, jazz composition/arranging)
 

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Keyboard

Min Kwon - Head of the Keyboard Program

Piano
Karina Bruk (Undergraduate piano)
 
Collaborative Piano
Warren Jones - Artist in Residence
Dmitri Korneev - Staff Accompanist Coordinator
 

Secondary Piano (for non-piano majors)
Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer

Organ
Renée Anne Louprette - Head of the Organ Program

*all performance faculty coaches chamber music accordance to availability in their teaching load.

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Music Education

William Berz - Head of the Music Education Program
 
 

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Musicology

Douglas Johnson - Head of the Musicology Program

George B. Stauffer

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Music Technology

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Music Theory

Nancy Rao - Head of the Music Theory Program

Timothy Urban
 

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Percussion

Joe Tompkins  - Head of the Percussion Program

Kyle Zerna

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Strings

Jonathan Spitz - Head of the Strings Program

 
Double Bass
Brad Aikman

Louis Levitt

Harp

Andre Tarantiles

Violin

Carmit Zori

Daniel Panner

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Voice and Opera

Judith Nicosia - Head of the Voice Program
Pamela Gilmore - Co-Head of the Opera Program, Director of Opera At Rutgers

Eduardo Chama - Co-Head of the Opera Program

Frederick Urrey

Special Topics in Opera
Sherry Alban
Christopher Arneson
Faith Esham
Cris Frisco
 

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Woodwinds

Maureen Hurd - Head of the Woodwind Program

Bassoon
Roger Nye
Christopher Wickham

Jessica Phillips

Flute
Bart Feller
Kaoru Hinata

Oboe

Nathan Hughes

Saxophone
Paul Cohen

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