Music Faculty

Li-Chan Chen-Maxham

Faculty member, 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 seasons. She also performed with Michigan Opera Theatre, Hawaii Opera, Dayton Opera Theater in Ohio, Taipei Opera Theater, Stadttheater Gelsenkirchen in Germany, and the Stadttheater St. Gallen in Switzerland. She has performed more than twenty operatic leading roles and has sung concerts and recitals in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland and her native country, Taiwan. She received her BA degree from The National Taiwan Normal University and M.M. in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She participated in the Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera and was an Adler Fellow with the same company for two years. She was the second prize winner of the female voice division of the International Concours de Chant de Paris. Her biography is included in Marquis Who’s Who in America and she was included in the book “The Representatives of Twentieth Century Taiwanese”. She is the voice chair of New Jersey Music Teachers Association and a member of National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS). She has been a vocal instructor at Rutgers-Newark since 2002.

[ 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 ]Pictured: a portrait photo of Dr. Kate Doyle

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 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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