Erin Banholzer enjoys an active career as an orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. She has performed with major orchestras across the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.  She has been invited to perform in Europe and the Middle East, including appearances for members of the Vatican in Rome and at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. 

Music Education


Dr. Brandon Williams is an assistant professor of choral music and choral music education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He conducts the Voorhees Choir and teaches a variety of courses related to choral music education. Williams appears frequently as a guest conductor, clinician, and presenter throughout the country. He was most recently featured in Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Violin, Viola

Audition Requirements


Undergraduate Bachelor of Music (BM) Applicants

All undergraduate applicants will complete a simple pitch-matching ear training assessment on the day of their audition. Please select the appropriate category below to see audition requirements for your instrument/major:

Assistant to the Director, Deputy Director and Senior Department Administrator

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Director and Deputy Director of the Music Department; assists the Senior Department Administrator with the day-to-day operations of the Music Department; and coordinates special projects.

Bassoonist overcomes setbacks to graduate with Class of 2016

Playing an instrument came easy for Jonathan LiVolsi; attending classes didn’t.

It took two attempts and six years for LiVolsi, 24, to earn his degree from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Jazz greats Eddie Palmieri and Fred Hersch lead master classes

Jazz pianists Eddie Palmieri and Fred Hersch took their turn behind the keyboard on several occasions throughout the fall semester, helming master classes and sharing advice with our student musicians.