Feb. 15 concert/symposium to feature acoustic and robotic instruments from early-modern to contemporary era

Attitudes toward technology tend to be fraught, often involving equal parts suspicion and fascination: Does technology save time or steal it? Does it connect or disengage us? And is music, an art form prized for its expressive powers, compromised when generated by a computer or other automated device?

Public invited to observe free master classes

Mason Gross welcomes the public to observe a lineup of master classes this fall, which includes international teaching artists and Mason Gross students. Master classes are free and open to the public—no tickets are required. Check back for updates throughout the year!

Fall 2015 Master Classes

Certificate in Recording Arts

The recording arts certificate provides students the basic skills they need to enter the professional field of audio recording and music production. The practical and creative skills developed in this program are grounded in the study of music theory, aural skills, recording technologies, virtual instruments, digital signal processing, and music business. The Certificate in Recording Arts program is available to all Rutgers students in any major.


All that Jazz

Piano student carries on her family’s musical legacy

“Jazz connects to almost everything in my life,” says Naomi Anthony. “That’s why I really enjoy it.”

It goes back to her great-grandparents, who sang church songs and the blues, passing the traditional music down to Anthony’s grandparents, who passed them down to her.


Todd Phillips made his solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at the age of 13 and has appeared with many orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan since then, including the Brandenburg Ensemble, the Jacksonville and Honolulu symphonies, the Camerata Salzburg, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1982 with the New York String Orchestra and conductor Alexander Schneider.

Computer-based music series launches with free concert Oct. 25

The Mason Gross School of the Arts is set to launch a new music series at the school, NJDAC, highlighting computer-based music.