Music Faculty

Wayne Winborne

Pictured: Wayne Winborne

Wayne Winborne is executive director of the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University-Newark, the largest and most comprehensive archive and library of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world. 

Winborne is also an assistant professor in the Arts, Culture, and Media department and is a frequent presenter on jazz, art and culture, democracy, civic engagement, racial reckoning, non-profit management, and race and intergroup relations. He has numerous publications and is editor of a three- book series on race and intergroup relations.

He is a consultant to corporate, small business, and non-profit clients on strategic planning, fund development, DEI, multicultural marketing, and dialogue facilitation. Winborne has produced several recordings for the MaxJazz, HighNote, Satchmo, and Savant labels. He has also written and produced short documentaries and has won a Cine Golden Eagle award and two Telly awards for Insider Game and Insider Game 2, which focused on Hispanic Americans in corporate board rooms. The short documentary Stepping Up examined caregiving among jazz musicians was an official selection of DOCNYC 2016, the nation’s largest documentary film festival.

He has been honored by the Feminist Press with its Crossing Borders award, the Brooklyn Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., with its Man of Distinction award, the Asian American Federation of NY with its Spirit of Asian America award, by FraserNet with its Corporate Professional of the Year award, and by the National Council for Research on Women with its Diversity Champion Award. 

Winborne holds degrees from Stanford and New York University. 

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Stefon Harris

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Samantha Bassler

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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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[ 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, 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 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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[ Music ]photo of Radam Schwartz

Radam Schwartz

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