French Horn

Choral, University Choir

Double Bass

Assistant Director of University Bands and Athletic Bands

Music Education

James Busuito is a member of the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, serving as the Assistant Director of Concert and Athletic Bands. He conducts the Rutgers University Symphony Band and Brass Ensemble, and he is an instructor for the Marching Scarlet Knights and basketball bands.

Associate Director of University Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, Music Education

Composition, Music Theory

Scott Ordway (1984, Santa Cruz, CA) is a composer, conductor, and an assistant professor of Composition and Theory at Rutgers University. From 2017–19, he will be a fellow at American Opera Projects in New York City. His work is multidisciplinary, fusing instrumental and vocal music with original text, video, digital soundscape, and experimental theater to explore a diverse array of contemporary themes including natural landscape, protest and revolution, and the lives of cities.


Nicholas Chong joined the Rutgers faculty in Fall 2017, having previously served as TOMS Core Faculty Fellow and Lecturer in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University. In this position, he taught “Contemporary Civilization,” a “great books” seminar for undergraduates covering chronologically diverse texts in political philosophy, intellectual history, and social thought.


Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,” Mark Dover’s vast array of musical experiences have helped him establish himself as a diverse clarinetist. In January of 2016, Dover joined Grammy-nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds.