Top 10 Reasons to Come to Mason Gross

Jay-Z with RSOPlay The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon alongside U2, collaborate with Jay-Z on a televised Super Bowl video, perform the Super Bowl pregame show, or test your chops in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Blue Note Jazz Club or alongside greats like Paquito D’Rivera at Symphony Space.

Train at a Big Ten research university alongside award-winning professional artists from the New York Philharmonic, Trisha Brown Dance Company, William Esper Studios, and elsewhere.

Speak or even sing the Bard’s language onstage at Shakespeare’s Globe in London during a yearlong theater immersion program dedicated to the legendary playwright.

Toot your own horn—or just about any other instrument—in a marching band and in a renowned symphony orchestra.Dances under Joyce marquee

Perform original choreography at The Joyce in New York City, the modern dance world’s premier dance theater.

Share your point of view behind the camera at the Rutgers Filmmaking Center, and collaborate with award-winning filmmakers.

Exhibit your work in a Manhattan art gallery, and receive advice from top-tier art critics.  

Hike the bamboo forest at Rutgers Gardens, take in a show at the Tony-winning Crossroads Theatre, Bridgescale an 80-foot climbing wall, nibble on sushi at one of six student centers.

Perform on the Great White Way—Broadway’s Majestic Theatre—as part of the Rutgers in New York series.

Practice your passion—and live alongside other artists in a Performing Arts House, residence halls equipped with practice rooms and devoted to the needs and interests of performing-arts students.


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