music

Music Faculty

  • Andrew Adelson

    Oboe

    Andrew Adelson has held the position of solo English horn...

  • Bradley Aikman

    Double Bass

    As a performer, Bradley Aikman has experience in symphonic, opera, and ballet repertoires with New York...

  • Robert Aldridge

    Head of Composition

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  • Robby Ameen

    Jazz Drums

    Grammy® Award-winning drummer Robby Ameen has...

  • Alan Baer

    Tuba

    Alan Baer...
  • Noreen Baer

    Trombone

    Noreen Baer...

  • Erin Banholzer

    Oboe

    Erin Banholzer enjoys an active career as an orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. She has performed with...

  • William Berz

    Director, Head of Music Education

    Dr. William Berz is Director of the Department of Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He...

  • Darryl J. Bott
    Director of University Bands
    Wind Conducting, Music Education
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  • Ralph Bowen

    Jazz Saxophone

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  • Karina Bruk

    Piano

    Dr. Karina Bruk holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music (BM, MM) and Mason Gross School of the Arts,...

  • James Busuito
    Assistant Director of University Bands and Athletic Bands

    Music Education

    James Busuito...

  • Eduardo Chama

    Head of Voice and Co-Head of Opera

    Bass-baritone Eduardo...

  • Susannah Chapman

    Cello

    Susannah Chapman is a soloist, chamber musician, contemporary music interpreter, teacher, and performer in many...

  • Elena Chernova-Davis

    Interim Head of Strings, Coordinator of Chamber Music, Violin

    Prizewinner of the Aleksander...

  • Nicholas Chong

    Musicology

    Nicholas Chong joined the Rutgers faculty in Fall 2017, having previously served as TOMS Core Faculty...

  • Timothy Cobb

    Double Bass

    Timothy Cobb joined the Mason Gross faculty in 2006 as a visiting artist. He teaches the double bass...

  • Paul Cohen

    Saxophone

    Dr. Paul Cohen has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Richmond Symphony, New Jersey...

  • Stephanie Cronenberg

    Music Education

    Stephanie Cronenberg (PhD, University of...

  • George Curran

    Bass Trombone

    George Curran has been the bass trombonist of the New York Philharmonic since 2013. Previously, he was a...

  • Rebecca Cypess

    Associate Director, Music Department

    Rebecca Cypess joined the Rutgers faculty in 2012, having served previously as a faculty member in musicology...
  • Kenny Davis

    Jazz Bass

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  • Richard Deane

    Horn

    Richard Deane is the associate principal horn of the New...

  • Kenneth DeCarlo

    Trumpet

    Kenneth DeCarlo has performed, toured, and recorded...

  • Francesca dePasquale

    Violin

    Described as “scintillating” (...

  • Javier Diaz

    Percussion

    Javier Diaz is a percussionist with the American Symphony Orchestra and with several chamber music groups...

  • Christopher Doll

    Chancellor's Scholar and Associate Professor, Music Theory

    Christopher Doll teaches undergraduate courses in theory, analysis, and composition, as well as first-year Byrne seminars and interdisciplinary...

  • Mark Dover

    Clarinet

    Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,” Mark Dover’s vast array of...

  • Melissa Dunphy

    Born and raised in Australia, Melissa Dunphy immigrated to the United States in 2003 and has since become an award-winning and acclaimed...

  • Daniel Epstein
    Head of Keyboard

    Piano

    Pianist Daniel Epstein received international recognition in 1973...

  • Bart Feller

    Flute

    Bart Feller is principal flute of the New York City Opera...

  • Patrick Gardner
    Head of Choral Activities, Head of Conducting

    Distinguished Professor

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  • Pamela Gilmore

    Co-Head of Opera, Director of Opera At Rutgers

    Pamela Gilmore, (co-head of Opera at Rutgers, and...

  • Lachlan Glen

    Special Topics in Opera

    Australian pianist, conductor, and producer Lachlan Glen performs around Australia,...

  • Barbara González-Palmer

    Barbara González-...

  • Tatum Greenblatt

    Trumpet

  • Robert Grohman

    Coordinator of Keyboard, Advisor of Graduate Studies

    Pianist Robert Grohman enjoys an active career as a soloist and chamber musician. New York Times music critic...

  • Eduardo Herrera

    Musicology/Ethnomusicology

    Eduardo Herrera (PhD University of Illinois, 2013) is an assistant professor in...

  • Conrad Herwig
    Head of Jazz Studies

    Jazz Trombone

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  • Kaoru Hinata

    Flute

    Kaoru ...

  • Patricia Howland

    Composition, Music Theory

    Patricia Howland specializes in 19th-century music, with additional interests in post-tonal...

  • Nathan Hughes

    Oboe

    Nathan Hughes is principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera and serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School,...

  • Maureen Hurd
    Head of Woodwinds

    Clarinet

    Maureen Hurd...

  • Kynan Johns
    Director of Orchestras
    Orchestral Conducting
     

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  • Douglas Johnson

    Head of Musicology

    Douglas Johnson has degrees from Hamilton College (BA) and the University of California-Berkeley (...

  • Warren Jones

    Visiting Artist, Collaborative Piano

    Warren Jones performs with Stephanie Blythe, Anthony Dean...

  • Vic Juris

    Jazz Guitar

    A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Victor Juris...

  • Taina Kataja

    Voice

    Finnish soprano Taina Kataja has received critical acclaim for performance of repertoire ranging from early to...

  • Steven Kemper

    Music Technology, Composition

    Steven Kemper creates music for...

  • David Krauss

    Trumpet

    David Krauss joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as principal trumpet in 2001 and occupies the Beth W. and...

  • Min Kwon

    In her third decade of teaching and performing, Dr. Min Kwon is in demand around the world as a dynamic teacher. Her studio has produced an...

  • JessicA Lee

    Violin

    Hailed as “a soloist which one should make a special effort to hear, wherever she plays,” violinist Jessica Lee, Grand Prize...

  • Yura Lee

    Violin, Viola

    Violinist/violist Yura Lee is the first prize...

  • Ellen Leibowitz

    Advisor of Undergraduate Studies

    Ellen Leibowitz is the...

  • Louis Levitt

    Double Bass

    As a member of Sybarite5, Louis Levitt was the first double bassist to win the Concert Artist Guild...

  • Victor Lewis

    Jazz Drums

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  • Renée Anne Louprette

    Coordinator of Organ

    Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York's...

  • Douglas Lundeen

    General Music Studies

    Douglas Lundeen originally trained as an...

  • Reid Masters

    Choral, University Choir

    Reid Masters attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, ...

  • Joe Mosello

    Jazz Trumpet

    Joe Mosello is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. After Eastman, Mosello...

  • Craig Mumm

    Viola

    Craig Mumm is the associate principal violist of the...

  • Ed Neumeister

    Jazz Trombone

    Composer/arranger/trombonist Ed Neumeister has received a Grammy Award Nomination and many other...

  • Hai-Ye Ni

    Cello

    Hai-Ye Ni is the principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as a frequent soloist and chamber...

  • Todd Nichols

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

    Todd Nichols is the Associate Director of University Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at Rutgers University, the State University of New...

  • Judith Nicosia

    Voice

    Soprano Judith Nicosia is an associate professor at Rutgers University, where she teaches voice, voice pedagogy...

  • Roger Nye

    Bassoon

    Roger Nye is the second bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic, having been chosen for that position in 2005...

  • Bill O'Connell

    Jazz Composition, Jazz Arrangement

    Bill O’Connell is a native New Yorker who studied classical composition at...

  • Tarik O'Regan

    Composition

    Tarik...

  • Scott Ordway

    Composition, Music Theory

    Scott Ordway (1984, Santa Cruz, CA) is a composer, conductor, and an assistant professor of...

  • Eddie Palmieri

    Distinguished Artist, Jazz Piano

    Eddie Palmieri has a musical...

  • Daniel Panner

    Viola

    Daniel Panner enjoys a varied career as a performer and...

  • David Peel

    French Horn

    David Peel is a French horn player based in the New York City area. He is known for his versatility...

  • John Perry

    Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Piano

    John Perry, distinguished artist and teacher, earned his bachelor’s and master...

  • Jessica Phillips

    Clarinet

    Jessica Phillips won the position of second and E-Flat Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2001....

  • Todd Phillips

    Violin

    Todd Phillips made his solo debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at the age of 13 and has appeared with many...

  • Susan Quittmeyer

    Mezzo soprano Susan Quittmeyer has appeared regularly with the Metropolitan Opera and...

  • Susan Quittmeyer

    Voice

    Mezzo soprano Susan Quittmeyer has appeared regularly...

  • Nancy Yunhwa Rao

    Head of Music Theory

    Nancy Yunhwa...

  • Markus Rhoten

    Percussion/Timpani

    Born in 1978 in Hanover, Germany, Mr. Rhoten attended the College of Arts in Berlin, and...

  • Jonathan Sauceda

    Music and Performing Arts Librarian

    Jonathan Sauceda (PhD...

  • John Sheppard

    Trumpet

    John Sheppard has been a freelance trumpet player in New York City for 36 years. He is a member of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra and the...

  • Gary Smulyan

    Baritone Saxophone

    By the time Grammy® Award winner Gary Smulyan...

  • Jonathan Spitz
    Head of Strings

    Cello

    Jonathan Spitz has served has served on the Mason Gross Faculty...

  • Weston Sprott

    Tenor Trombone

    Weston Sprott participates in orchestral,...

  • Marc J. Stasio

    Coordinator of Jazz Studies

    Jazz Piano

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  • George B. Stauffer

    Distinguished Professor, Musicology

    George B. Stauffer...
  • Leelanee Sterrett

    Horn

    Leelanee Sterrett is the third horn of the New York Philharmonic and joined the orchestra in June 2013. She was...

  • Amanda Stewart

    Trombone

    Amanda Stewart joined the New York Philharmonic as Associate Principal Trombone in September 2009. Born in Oakland, Maryland, she began playing...

  • Ian Sullivan

    Percussion

    Ian Sullivan is the Principal Timpanist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. He is also the timpanist of the Verbier Festival Chamber...

  • Brennan Sweet

    Violin

    Born in New York City, Brennan Sweet began violin studies at two years of age in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1977 he...

  • Mark Timmerman

    Bassoon

    Mark Timmerman, a native of Davenport, Iowa, is an accomplished orchestral and chamber musician. He is member of the New Jersey Symphony...

  • Joseph Tompkins

    Head of Percussion

    Percussionist Joseph Tompkins has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York...

  • Mark Trautman

    Organ

    Mark Trautman is Director of Music at St. Paul’s...

  • Mike Truesdell

    Percussion

    Percussionist Mike Truesdell’s solo and...

  • Timothy Urban

    Music Theory

    Dr. Timothy Urban holds graduate degrees in voice and recorder performance (SUNY Binghamton), early music...

  • Vladimir Valjarevic

    Piano

    A dedicated chamber musician and soloist, pianist Vladimir Valjarevic has been praised for his “caressing...

  • Christopher Wickham
    Interim Advisor of Graduate Studies

    Bassoon

    Native of Portland, Oregon, Christopher...

  • Kraig Alan Williams

    Conductor, Rutgers Wind Ensemble, Coordinator of Wind Studies, General Music Studies

    Dr. Kraig Alan Williams is currently in his seventh year as the Conductor of the Rutgers Wind Ensemble, Associate Professor of Music and...

  • Brandon Williams

    Choral

    Dr. Brandon Williams is an assistant professor of choral music and choral music education at Rutgers, The State...

  • Yen Yu

    Violin

    Yen Yu grew up in China and studied violin with her father at an early age. She entered Wu Han Conservatory of...

  • Carmit Zori

    Violin

    At the recommendation of Isaac Stern and Alexander Schneider, violinist...