Why should I study music theory?

What is music theory? Music Theory is the study of the language of music and typically includes written and listening-based study. The musical notes in a composition are so much more than indications of what to play and when!  They constitute a language in and of themselves.  When read by musicians trained in harmony, counterpoint, … Continue reading Why should I study music theory?

Meet Jade Cintron, Associate Director of Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory

When Jade Cintron was 17,  just before the start of her senior year in high school, she enrolled in the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory (RSAC), a rigorous training program for would-be actors. Now, she is the associate director of the program, designed for teens 14-18. Jade Cintron moved to Barcelona, Spain, in 2009 shortly after … Continue reading Meet Jade Cintron, Associate Director of Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory

Music at Museum offered community chance to experience broad repertoire

  Music and art converged every month as the faculty of Mason Gross Extension Division performed at Zimmerli Art Museum in a series of free weekend concerts.  The Music at the Museum series included works from Russia, the Far East and Latin America, among others.  Before each concert, the performers discussed the works and the … Continue reading Music at Museum offered community chance to experience broad repertoire

Music at the Museum Concert Series to Feature World Premiere Composition

The world premiere of a newly composed work, Love, by Chilean composer Patricio Molina will be featured at Music at Museum concert March 19.   Mason Gross Extension Division faculty members — soprano Emily Gibson on vocals, Yen Lee on guitar and Enriqueta Somarriba on piano — will perform the piece. Music at the Museum is a … Continue reading Music at the Museum Concert Series to Feature World Premiere Composition

A conversation with Maeve Dougal

Maeve Dougal is the director of our ballet program, an American Ballet Theatre (ABT®) certified school. She also teaches in the BFA program at Mason Gross School of Performing Arts at Rutgers University. She loves contemporary and modern dance, but her passion is classical ballet.  Since she was a little girl in kindergarten, she has … Continue reading A conversation with Maeve Dougal

Mason Gross Extension Division at Rutgers has forged a partnership with neighboring Highland Park, moving its children’s choir to rehearse off-campus at Bartle Elementary School.

  The Rutgers Children’s Choir & Scarlet Singers, which provides vocal training for pre-college students, began rehearsing weekly in September at Bartle Elementary, 435 Mansfield Ave., Highland Park. End-of-semester performances and special events will continue to be held on campus at the Nicholas Music Center, New Brunswick. The partnership will make the Rutgers program more … Continue reading Mason Gross Extension Division at Rutgers has forged a partnership with neighboring Highland Park, moving its children’s choir to rehearse off-campus at Bartle Elementary School.

For Students At the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory, They Are Theatre

By Daniella Ignacio It’s the first night of the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory, known to its students as RSAC, and 16-year-old Keivana Wallace is nervous. She only knows one person – Zahr… Source: For Students At the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory, They Are Theatre

Weekly Faculty Interview: Dr. Rhonda Hackworth

This week, we will be interviewing one of our most beloved instructors at the Extension Division, the director of the Rutgers Children's Choir & Scarlet Singers program, Dr. Rhonda Hackworth. We are especially excited to celebrate the tenure of Dr. Rhonda Hackworth as the artistic director of the Rutgers Children’s Choir & Scarlet Singers (RCC … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Dr. Rhonda Hackworth

Weekly Faculty Interview: Matt Walley

As the temperature rises outside, the Extension Division is looking forward to our summer programs, especially the Rutgers Symphonic Wind Band & Chamber Music Camp! We have been receiving your auditions videos and applications, and we have been thoroughly impressed with what we have seen. This week, we figured it would be a good idea … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Matt Walley

Weekly Faculty Interview: Gregg Rossetti

Our final Music at the Museum concert of the semester is this Sunday, April 17, 2016, and it will be our most ambitious concert yet: three local composers will be performing and/or premiering works to be played by Extension Division faculty! One of those composers is Extension Division faculty member Gregg Rossetti, who will be … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Gregg Rossetti