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Rutgers Community Arts

Faculty & Staff

Over 85% of Rutgers Community Arts faculty are collegiate faculty, current graduate students, or alumni of the Mason Gross School of the Arts community, offering a personal connection to the state’s leading arts conservatory for students of all ages. Top New Jersey teaching artists with decades of combined experience round out our roster.

Administrative Team
Derek Balcom
Director of Rutgers Community Arts
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Stacey Hecht
Marketing Manager
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Kate McGonigle
Department Administrator
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Ruthie Boyce
Registrar
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Faculty
Hannah Aberin
Young Maestros Piano Instructor
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Erin Banholzer
Part-Time Lecturer, Oboe
Music
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Benjamin T. Berman
Private Lesson Instructor, Voice and Piano
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Will Berman
Private Lesson Instructor, Voice
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Nic Brown
Private Lesson Instructor, Guitar
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Brian Bulfer
Art & Design Program Director
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Marilia Caputo
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
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Susannah Chapman
Part-Time Lecturer, Cello
Music
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Sharon Gayoung Cho
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
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Alex Clough
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
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Saul Dautch
Private Lesson Instructor, Saxophone
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Christopher Delgado
Administrative Coordinator; RCA Private Lesson Instructor, Trumpet
Music
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Zoe Browder Doll
Chair of Rutgers Community Arts Piano Program
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A. Gökçe Erem
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin/Viola
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Zachary Feingold
Private Lesson Instructor, Bassoon
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Pierre Ferreyra-Mansilla
Private Lesson Instructor, Guitar (Classical)
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Michelle Grondin Gergich
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
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Yoon Huh
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
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Maureen Hurd
Head of Woodwinds, Clarinet
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Mathias Iff
Private Lesson Instructor, Cello
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Kason Jackson
Director, Rutgers Children's Choir & Scarlet Singers
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Susy Jenson-Leiva
Private Lesson Instructor, Voice
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Cong Ji
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
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Mira Kang
Private Lesson Instructor, Cello
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Ray Kelly
Private Lesson Instructor, Saxophone
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Eunok Kim
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
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Azusa Hokugo Komiyama
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
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Samantha Lake
Private Lesson Instructor, Tuba
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Jichen Li
Private Lesson Instructor, Cello
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Chang Ho Lim
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
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Grace Heeeun Lim
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
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William T. Macirowski
Assistant Director, Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble
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Erika Mero
Director of Rutgers Community Arts Ballet
Dance
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David Miller
Director of Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble
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Aysen Milliogullari
Private Lesson Instructor, Voice
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Yevgeny Morozov
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
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Judith Morse
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
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Ning Mu
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
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Leighann Narum
Private Lesson Instructor, Guitar
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Bill O'Connell
Part-Time Lecturer, Jazz Piano
Music
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MyungJin Oh
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
Arts Online
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Anna Palaski
Art & Design Instructor
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Jihye Park
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
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Sung Tae Park
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
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Peggy Petteway
Part-Time Lecturer
Dance
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Joseph Pinto
Private Lesson Instructor, Clarinet
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Brant Roberts
Private Lesson Instructor, Percussion/Drums
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Kiana Rosa-Fischer
Dance Instructor
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Joshua Schwartz
Private Lesson Instructor, French Horn
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Hyun Joon Shin
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
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Sarah Shin
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
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Jonathan Spitz
Head of Strings, Cello
Music
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Valerie Suter
Drawing and Painting instructor
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Brennan Sweet
Part Time Lecturer, Violin
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Motomi Tanaka
Private Lesson Instructor, Voice
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Schuyler Thornton
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
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David Torres II
Art & Design Instructor
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Amy Tu
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
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