Music Faculty

William Berz - Director
Rebecca Cypess - Associate Director
 
Ellen Leibowitz - Advisor of Undergraduate Studies
Robert Grohman - Advisor of Graduate Studies
 

Faculty by Area of Study:

BRASS | CHORAL STUDIES | COMPOSITION | CONDUCTING |

GENERAL MUSIC STUDIES | JAZZ | KEYBOARD | MUSIC EDUCATION |

MUSICOLOGY | MUSIC TECHNOLOGY | MUSIC THEORY | PERCUSSION |

STRINGS | VOICE AND OPERA WOODWINDS | CHAMBER MUSIC |

ENSEMBLES

 

Brass

Alan Baer - Head of Brass
Noreen Baer - Coordinator of Brass
 
Horn
 
Trombone
 
Bass Trombone

George Curran

Tuba

Alan Baer

Euphonium

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Choral Studies

Patrick Gardner - Head of Choral Activities

Brandon Williams

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Composition

 

Conducting

Patrick Gardner - Head of Conducting (Choral Conducting)
Darryl Bott (Wind Band Conducting)
Kynan Johns (Orchestral and Opera Conducting)

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General Music Studies

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Jazz

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

Daniel Epstein - Head of Keyboard

Robert Grohman - Coordinator of Keyboard

Piano
John Perry - Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Piano
 
Organ
Renée Anne Louprette - Coordinator of Organ

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Music Education

William Berz - Head of Music Education

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Musicology

Douglas Johnson - Head of Musicology

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Music Technology

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Music Theory

Nancy Rao - Head of Music Theory

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Percussion

Joe Tompkins  - Head of Percussion

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Strings

Jonathan Spitz - Head of Strings

 
Double Bass
Brad Aikman

Louis Levitt

Harp

Andre Tarantiles

Classical Guitar

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Voice and Opera

Eduardo Chama - Head of Voice and Co-Head of Opera
David Walsh - Co-Head of Opera
 
Special Topics Voice and Opera
Faith Esham

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Woodwinds

Maureen Hurd - Head of Woodwinds

Flute
Bart Feller
Kaoru Hinata

Oboe

Nathan Hughes

Clarinet
Mark Dover

Jessica Phillips

Bassoon
Roger Nye
Mark Timmerman

Christopher Wickham

Saxophone
Paul Cohen

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Chamber Music

Elena Chernova-Davis - Coordinator of Chamber Music
*all performance faculty coach chamber music accordance to availability in their teaching load.

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Ensembles

Choral Ensembles

Patrick Gardner - Head of Choral Activities

Rutgers University Glee Club
 
Kirkpatrick Choir
 
University Choir
Hannah Carr
 
Voorhees Choir
 
 

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensemble I
Conrad Herwig

Jazz Ensemble II
Abraham Burton

Scarlet Knight Jazz Trombone Ensemble
Conrad Herwig

Jazz Afro-Caribbean Ensemble
Bill O'Connell

Weather Report & More Ensemble
Robby Ameen

Jazz Guitars Ensemble
Vic Juris

Jazz Super Sax Ensemble
Mark Gross
 

Orchestras

Kynan Johns - Director of Orchestras

Rutgers Sinfonia
 
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra
 
RUSE - Rutgers University String Ensemble
 
 

Wind Bands

Darryl Bott - Director of University Bands
Todd Nichols - Associate Director of University Bands, Director of Athletic Bands
James Busuito - Assistant Director of University Bands and Athletic Bands
 
Concert Band
 
Marching Band
Todd Nichols
 
Pep Band
 
Rutgers Symphony Band
 
Rutgers Symphonic Winds
 
Rutgers Wind Ensemble
Darryl Bott - Conductor
William Berz - Conductor Emeritus
 
 

Small Ensembles

Rutgers Baroque Players
Rebecca Cypess
 
Brass Ensemble
 
HELIX! New Music Ensemble
 
Rutgers Percussion Ensemble

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