Erin Banholzer shares her love of the oboe through instruction, performance

Even before she joined her school band in fifth grade, Erin Banholzer knew the instrument she wanted to play. “Normally, in fifth-grade band, you get to try all the instruments and they let you choose what you want to play.” She didn’t need to do all that. She knew what she’d pick -- the oboe. … Continue reading Erin Banholzer shares her love of the oboe through instruction, performance

Weekly Faculty Interview: Marc Stasio

With Rutgers JazzFest coming up this Saturday, we will be interviewing Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty member, Director of Rutgers JazzFest, and the Assistant Director for this year's Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute, Marc Stasio! Pianist, composer, arranger, educator, and author, Marc Stasio, has pursued jazz and contemporary music for over 35 years. He … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Marc Stasio

Weekly Faculty Interview: Maeve Dougal

After a week-long vacation, our Weekly Faculty Interviews are back! With American Ballet Theatre Day coming up in a week, we'll be interviewing Maeve Dougal, the Director of our American Ballet Theatre ® (ABT) program and the Assistant Director of the Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatories! Did we mention that she was also the Mason Gross Extension … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Maeve Dougal

Weekly Faculty Interview: Jing Yang

After a chilly week, we hope to warm you up with another interview hot off the presses! With our latest iteration of Music of the Museum coming up this Sunday, we interviewed pianist and MGED faculty member Dr. Jing Yang, who will be performing alongside fellow faculty members Christopher Sierra and Julie Castor in a program … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Jing Yang

Weekly Faculty Interview: Maureen Hurd

Another week, another fascinating faculty interview! In honor of Woodwind Day 2016 coming up in a couple of weeks, we interviewed Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty member, coordinator of Woodwind Day, and all-around awesome clarinetist Maureen Hurd! Maureen Hurd has appeared in concerts and master classes throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. She has … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Maureen Hurd

Weekly Faculty Interview: Dan Silverstein

For this week's Weekly Faculty Interview, in honor of the beginning of the Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble this Saturday, we interviewed drummer extraordinaire, drum set teacher, and the Programs and Faculty Coordinator of the Extension Division, Dan Silverstein! Silverstein graduated with a BM in Jazz Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2011 where … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Dan Silverstein

Weekly Faculty Interview: Neal Bennett

Since the Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy starts February 11, 2016, we continue with our Weekly Faculty Interview series with the Program Director of the Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy, the AVID Media Intensive, and the Rutgers Summer Filmmaking Camp, Neal Bennett! Neal Bennett is a multi JASPER & Telly Award- winning producer, director, editor, and filmmaker with … Continue reading Weekly Faculty Interview: Neal Bennett