Music

Alum Qiang Tu still considers Mason Gross "like family"

Qiang TuFor Music alum Qiang Tu, the cello is more than just a musical instrument.  The cello has helped Tu move beyond humble beginnings in China to a position of international prominence as a member of the New York Philharmonic.

Conductor, Rutgers Wind Ensemble, Coordinator of Wind Studies, General Music Studies

Dr. Kraig Alan Williams is currently in his seventh year as the Conductor of the Rutgers Wind Ensemble, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Wind Studies Program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. His duties include the artistic guidance of the Grammy-nominated Rutgers Wind Ensemble, teaching graduate and undergraduate conducting, and the mentoring of Master's and Doctoral students in Wind Studies. Williams also teaches classes in undergraduate aural skills and general music.

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Composer Dag Gabrielsen's work performed by New York City Opera

Dag GabrielsenForget slogging through 15 hours of Wagner’s Ring Cycle; Mason Gross doctoral Music student Dag Gabrielsen has crafted a 10-minute opera that any harried New Yorker could appreciate.

Recent Music alum wins Fulbright to study euphonium in UK

David DeMair
Photo by Larry Levanti

In 2010, when David DeMair graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in music performance and physics, he was faced with a choice: art or science?

Smart money might have told him to pursue a career in physics and play music on the side. But DeMair, a euphonium player who graduated summa cum laude, took the leap: He chose music.

Forget "Glee": The Rutgers University Glee Club keeps it real

Learn more about the Rutgers University Glee Club, past and present, in this Star-Ledger feature. Click on the video below to catch a glimpse of the group in rehearsal.