Music Faculty

Leighann Narum

Faculy member, Leighann Narum

Leighann Narum teaches classical guitar in applied studies at Rutgers University-Newark. Ms. Narum has performed in Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, appearances in Kaufmann Concert Hall with the New York Chamber Symphony of the 92nd Street Y, playing Rodrigo’s famous Concierto de Aranjuez and as a guest of the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale. She has also performed on numerous live radio and television broadcasts, including National Public Radio, Radio Sweden and Radio Filarmonia in Peru. Ms. Narum, who lived for nearly 5 years in Spain where she studied and later taught- has performed in Madrid’s Centro Cultural de la Villa and Fundacion Juan March. Ms. Narum, who performs throughout Europe and USA, has also toured in Peru, where she performed and gave master classesat Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano for their XVII Festival International de Guitarra. Ms. Narum studied with Jeffrey Van at the University of Minnesota and with Clare Callahan at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, and a Master of Music. Ms. Narum continued post-graduate study in Italy at Siena’s famed Accademia Musicale Chigiana with Oscar Ghiglia, who awarded her the coveted Diploma diMerito.

[ 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 Brian Harlow

Brian Harlow

Brian Preston Harlow serves as Director of the Rutgers University Chorus, Newark Campus, the Director of the Apprentice Chorus and…

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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 Assistant Professor of Music in the Arts, Culture, & Media program at Rugters University in Newark….

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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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