Music Faculty

Brian Harlow

Faculty Member Brian Harlow

Brian Preston Harlow serves as Director of the Rutgers University Chorus, Newark Campus, the Director of the Apprentice Chorus and music theory teacher at the Newark Boys Chorus School and Organist and Choirmaster of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Gladstone, NJ. He is also the Church Concert Series Director for Music in the Somerset Hills. Dr. Harlow frequently performs throughout the United States and Europe, often collaboratively with choirs, instrumentalists, and with Christopher Jennings as Duo Organists.

Dr. Harlow holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Musical Arts and Master of Music from Yale University School of Music, as well as the Bachelor of Music degree with High Distinction from Indiana University School of Music. He received a number of prestigious awards from both schools and from the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Harlow is a member of the board of the Metropolitan New Jersey chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and the Instrumental Music Reviewer for the Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

[ Music ]Photo of Samantha Bassler

Samantha Bassler

Samantha Bassler (she/her) has taught music history at RU-Newark since 2012. Educated at Nyack College, Merton College of the University…

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[ Music ]Faculty member, Li-Chan Chen-Maxham

Li-Chan Chen-Maxham

Lyric Soprano Li-Chan Chen-Maxham was a leading soprano in the ensemble of the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern in Germany for six consecutive…

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Kate Doyle

Kate Doyle is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University-Newark. Trained…

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[ Music ]Faculty member, Henry Martin

Henry Martin

The music of Henry Martin has been described by Paul Griffiths of The New York Times as “that of someone…

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[ Music ]Faculty member Rachel Mundy

Rachel Mundy

Rachel Mundy is an Associate Professor of Music in the Arts, Culture, & Media program at Rugters University in Newark….

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[ Music ]Faculy member, Leighann Narum

Leighann Narum

Leighann Narum teaches classical guitar in applied studies at Rutgers University-Newark. Ms. Narum has performed in Merkin Concert Hall in…

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[ Music ]photo of Radam Schwartz

Radam Schwartz

Radam Schwartz, Jazz Organist and pianist, has built his reputation over the last 40 years playing with such great musicians as…

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