Mason Gross School of the Arts


Rutgers, the State University
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
County: Middlesex


Ms. Andrianni Vollas Viscariello

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To provide access through scholarships for underserved high school students to attend the Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute.

Organization Background

Since its founding in 1975, Mason Gross School of the Arts has sought to foster creativity and professionalism in its students through the rigor of its arts curricula and the quality of its faculty. The faculty is composed of arts professionals who are recognized nationally and internationally. The school's enrollment of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students across four departments, combined with a faculty of 140, assures students the opportunity to work closely with accomplished artists in their field. The low student-to-faculty ratio provides students with an intimate and nurturing educational environment. Departments in dance, music, theater, and visual arts offer discrete communities of faculty and students who interact and support one another's work, while also encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration.

Mason Gross Dean George B. Stauffer established the Mason Gross Extension Division in 2009. The mission of this young division is to provide high quality instruction in the arts to students of all ages and ability levels. The division opened its doors to the community in January 2009 and currently serves approximately 1500 students through yearlong programs and summer camps and institutes. Chris Kenniff, is serving as the division's director; Alistair Williams is the division's assistant director.

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