Jazz Saxophone

Saxophonist Ralph Bowen performs in the New York jazz scene, clubs, concert halls, and festivals worldwide.

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    Jazz saxophone, jazz theory, jazz improv

Director of University Bands
Wind Conducting, Music Education

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    Music Education, Symphony Band

Director, Head of Music Education

  • Expertise

    Music Education, Instrumental Conducting


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Guides, Handbooks, & Checklists

Graduate Study Guides


MA/PhD Programs in Music—Graduate School New Brunswick

Faculty Accomplishments

Our Music faculty members are constantly teaching, performing, creating, both here and abroad. Take a look at their latest activities:

Christopher Doll presented a talk for the American Musicological Society’s special lecture series, which took place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 26.

Contact Us

Department of Music
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Stephanie Morris Marryott Music Building
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
81 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1411
Telephone: 732-932-3848
Fax: 732-932-1517

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"It's definitely a love-hate relationship. But I wouldn't trade this life for the world. I wouldn't trade it for the classic college experience." - Greg DeAngelis, jazz trombone. We talked to Mason Gross music students about how they fell in love with--and why they still adore--their chosen instruments.

Faculty Spotlight

“I consider Rutgers to be the pinnacle for our area and really believe the marching band can be one of the best – if not the best – in the country,” Todd Nichols, new director of the athletic bands, says. Read more here.

Who we are

Get to know us better with behind-the-scenes photos, faculty and alumni spotlight articles, and performance photography.


Rutgers Application for Undergraduate Admission

Performing at Weill Hall

"The general level of playing [at Carnegie Hall] was of an extremely high caliber; the students played with confidence, technical security and musical sensibility proving that the music department at Rutgers is on a par with the world’s most prestigious conservatories."
New York Concert Review

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Performance Opportunities

Students have access, by audition, to a variety of performance opportunities throughout their career at the Mason Gross School. Click on each ensemble name for more information and audition information.

Music Department Ensemble Auditions
For information on Jazz Ensemble Auditions, click here.

For Faculty and Staff

Welcome to the faculty and staff resource page. Use the information on this page when you are getting started as a new employee for announcements from the dean and chairs, and to have easy access to university and other links of interest to you and your colleagues.