Faculty & Staff

Marc J. Stasio
Coordinator of Jazz Studies
Assistant Teaching Professor, Jazz Piano
Jazz Composition and Arranging, Music Technology
Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute
Community Arts
Degrees & Accomplishments
MM in Jazz Studies, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
BM in Arranging, Berklee College of Music

Pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Marc Stasio actively produces scores for hire, serves as jazz faculty, and has performed abroad for over 40 years. His work is heard in recordings and performances with today’s top jazz and contemporary music artists. Stasio completed undergraduate studies in Jazz Arranging and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music and earned a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. As a professor of Jazz Studies at Mason Gross, he specializes in jazz composition and arranging, improvisation, jazz history, and jazz piano instruction. Latest media projects include music production score prep for PBS productions, including the Sesame Street Workshop and other film and television series productions. Other works include large-ensemble arrangements for pianist Orrin Evans, orchestral scores for Salsa legend Eddie Palmieri, ensemble and piano charts for pianist Michel Camilo, some of which were featured at the 25th Anniversary Heineken Jazz Festival, custom scores for Conrad Herwig, including his 2016 release, “Reflections,” on the Criss Cross label and Herwig’s 2022 release, “The Latin Side of Charles Mingus,” as well as arrangements for the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and WDR Big Band. Stasio is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), The International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE), and the Jazz Education Network (JEN).  www.marcstasio.com