Music Faculty

Samantha Bassler

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Samantha Bassler (she/her) has taught music history at RU-Newark since 2012. Educated at Nyack College, Merton College of the University of Oxford, Rutgers University, and the Open University, Samantha is trained professionally as a church musician, and as a musicologist, music theorist, and private music instructor. She lives in Brooklyn, NYC, and owns Stellar Music Space in Fort Greene, a private music school, where she teaches piano, voice, and strings, and is also organist and music director at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Flatbush. As a scholar, her research interests focus on music and early modern England, especially the intersections of music, disability, and gender, and the reception history of early English music during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Samantha’s scholarly articles appear in journals and collections such as Music Theory Online, postmedieval, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. With Katherine Butler, Samantha co-edited the book, Music, Myth, and Story in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, published in March 2019 by Boydell & Brewer Press, wherein her latest article was published. Samantha is also a certified yoga teacher and a disability rights advocate.

[ Music ]Pictured: Wayne Winborne

Wayne Winborne

Wayne Winborne is executive director of the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University-Newark, the largest and most comprehensive…

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[ Music ]Pictured: Stefon Harris

Stefon Harris

Musician…Educator…Developer…Thought Leader Stefon Harris’ passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. In…

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

Kate Doyle

Kate Doyle is Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Arts, Culture & Media and Affiliate Faculty in the…

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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 Rachel Mundy

Rachel Mundy

Rachel Mundy Associate professor in musicd Rachel Mundy is an Associate Professor of Music in the Arts, Culture, & Media program at…

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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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