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Faculty & Staff

Marc J. Stasio
Coordinator of Jazz Studies; Teaching Instructor, Jazz Piano
Music
Community Arts
Degrees & Accomplishments
MM in Jazz Studies, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
BM in Arranging, Berklee College of Music

Genuinely live out your calling and your passion instead of someone else's dream.

Pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Marc Stasio actively produces scores for hire, serves as jazz faculty and has performed abroad for nearly 40 years. His work is heard on recordings and in performances with today's top artists in jazz and contemporary music, including Michel Camilo, Conrad Herwig, Hiromi Uehara, Robby Ameen, Orrin Evans, Abraham Burton, Joe Magnarelli, Gerry Carboy (of David Sancious & Tone), and Kenny Davis. Stasio received a bachelor of music in arranging from Berklee College of Music, and a master of music in jazz studies from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has had the privilege to study scoring with veteran industry writer Bob Freeman and legendary jazz composer and trumpeter, Herb Pomeroy. As a professor and managing director of jazz studies at Mason Gross, he specializes in composition and arranging, improvisation, history, and jazz piano instruction. Stasio's latest projects include large ensemble arrangements for pianist Orrin Evans, ensemble and piano charts for pianist Michel Camilo, some of which featured at the 25th Anniversary Heineken Jazz Festival, custom scores for Conrad Herwig including his 2016 release, “Reflections” on the Criss Cross label, arrangements for the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and WDR Big Band, as well as various media projects including pre-production scoring prep for the Sesame Street television series. Stasio also received a special commission by Salsa legend Eddie Palmieri to score many of his original compositions for full orchestra.