Rowan University

Ways to Study - Fall, 2013, Spring, 2014, Summer, 2014

Admission to Rowan Prep is open to anyone desiring to learn music. We offer a variety of courses for students aged O to 99+ years. The faculty and staff can assist new students in finding the most appropriate type of instruction. All individual/private music instruction requires a placement interview/phone call with the director, Regina Di Medio Marrazza. Informational meetings can be arranged with the Director as well to help guide you/your child in your musical journey. Please feel free to call our Rowan Prep office directly at 856-256-4554, or email us at

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Group/Ensemble Instruction -




* MUSIC TOGETHER - with Amanda Hill

* Basics of Singing Class 1 (for ages 8-12) starts Thursday, Jan 16, 2014; registration is ongoing.

* Beginner/Intermediate Group Trumpet Class - Bryan Appleby Wineberg and Matt Hartmann -

* Beginner Group Guitar Class SPRING ONLY

* Saxophone Ensemble - Bill Conn (open to middle-school/high school players) - SPRING ONLY

* Rowan Youth Orchestra - Maestro Matthew B. Dell - Fall and Spring

* Suzuki String Program - Elizabeth Cary (private and group class) - Fall and Spring

* Rowan Prep/Atlantic Youth BRASS BAND - Bryan Appleby-Wineberg & The Atlantic Brass Band -- starts Sunday, January 26, 2014; 4:00 p.m.; registration is ongoing!


Basics of Singing Class (for ages 8-12) - SPRING ONLY
Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:00 (10 weeks)

First meeting of class (spring) : Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cost: SPRING ONLY (based on 10 weeks): $220 (reduced fee for students in other instrumental private instruction: $150)

Please Note: Class minimum is 4 students

This class is a perfect blend of healthy, age-appropriate voice techniques for good vocal development, within a supportive and fun environment. Tailor-made for children who just love to sing! Focus is on vocal technique, sight-singing and song preparation in a small group setting. Performance opportunity in Rowan Prep May recital.

Beginner/Intermediate Group Trumpet/Brass Class (ages 8-12) - Fall and Spring
Faculty: Bryan Appleby-Wineberg & Matt Hartmann
Fridays, 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

First meeting of class (fall): Friday, September 20, 2013)
Cost: fall semester (based on 12 weeks): $250; ($80 for those in private instruction at Prep

Join Rowan University/Rowan Prep faculty member, Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg & Associate Matthew Hartmann, and delve into the "brass world" with your instrument. Beginner and intermediate level students are welcome. Learn basic reading, breathing, and brass-specific techniques within an an encouraging and dynamic environment. All students are required to bring their own instruments to class.

Beginner Guitar Class (ages 8-12) - SPRING ONLY

Faculty: Joseph A. Carbone

Mondays: Time - TBA

First meeting of class (SPRING): Monday, JANUARY 13, 2014

Cost: SPRING semester (based on 10 weeks): $220

This class is designed for younger beginners interested in learning the guitar in a supportive group setting. With Mr. Carbone at the helm, students will learn how to play the instrument while learning about the basic setup, tuning and maintenance of the guitar. Parents are encouraged to bring a guitar and learn alongside their child (at no extra cost)!!!

Saxophone Ensemble - Bill Conn (open to middle-school/high school players) - Spring Only

Faculty: Bill Conn
Mondays: 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
First meeting of class: Monday, January 13, 2014

Cost: fall semester (based on 10 weeks): $220

This class is designed for middle school/early high school saxophone players interested in learning the "art" of ensemble playing with young/almost-beginner saxophone players. Mr. Conn has a unique way of sharing the essentials...and beyond... of playing the saxophone, and will give students a chance to play each saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bari), learn ensemble performance/rehearsal practices/skills, and overall musicianship. Again, a GREAT way to begin/continue your saxophone journey!

Rowan Youth Orchestra
Director: Maestro Matthew B. Dell

The RYO has limited spots available for this spring semester. Please contact music director, Matthew Dell, to set up an audition at

First meeting of RYO (spring): Sunday, January 26, Rehearsal, 6:30-8:45pm
Please Note: Spring-only members: Please come from 7:40-8:45pm

February 2, NO REHEARSAL

Cost: PER semester: $100
For Package discount (individual lesson at Rowan Prep & RYO, please contact Gina Marrazza, and/or visit RYO website.

RYO, now in its 21st year here at Rowan University, is a full orchestra including all the major string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Orchestra members come from middle schools and high schools throughout New Jersey’s Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Salem counties. This year, the orchestra is scheduling at three concerts at Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall to showcase it’s musicians’ talents.

Auditions are required to be a member of RYO:

Rehearsals take place on Sunday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. All rehearsals take place in Wilson Hall in Room 156. First rehearsal is September 22, 2013.

For more information, visit Rowan Youth Orchestra's website

Questions? Contact our Maestro directly: Matthew B. Dell, Music Director at,

Rowan Prep/Atlantic Youth BRASS BAND

Director: Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg
4:00 - 5:30 P.M.


Cost for ENTIRE 14 WEEKS: $250

To register please go to:

Join Dr. Appleby-Wineberg AND THE NATIONAL CHAMPION ATLANTIC BRASS BAND in this brilliant and fun ensemble experience. This dynamic team will push your brass playing to new heights of musical excellence and change the way you play in your school ensembles. Come & learn the amazing art of brass playing in a true Brass Band!

Open to any/all school-aged brass players of the following instruments:
percussion, cornet, flugel horn, tenor horn, trombone, tuba, euphonium, and baritone






The below three ensembles are open to advanced high school students BY AUDITION ONLY. For more information about how to audition for these ensembles, please contact Gina Di Medio Marrazza, Rowan Prep's director, 856-256-4556, or email For Information about the description/logistics of each of the Ensembles, please go to our College of Performing Arts website for information about the ensembles.

* "University Statesmen (Men's Choir), directed by Christopher Thomas- open to high school male singers only)

Rowan University Statesmen (Men's Chorus)
Dr. Christopher Thomas, conductor
Leonardo Soria, pianist

Rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 4:45-6:00 p.m.

Fee: $100 per semester

The Rowan University Statesmen gather from across campus and beyond to become an energized, motivated, and dynamic ensemble. Enrollment is open to advanced high school men, Rowan University students, faculty, the greater Glassboro community, and Rowan Alumni. The Statesmen perform sacred and secular repertoire, barbershop tunes, and some crowd-pleasing numbers both on and off campus each semester. Recently, they have performed at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and at Citizens Bank Park having sung the National Anthem for the Philadelphia Phillies! While you do not have to be able to read music to be in the choir, you should be able to match pitch. All new members are required to meet with the conductor following their first rehearsal.

* Concert Band, directed by Vincent Dubeau - open to wind players - high school (fee: $100 per semester)

* Rowan University Orchestra, directed by Sal Scarpa, open to strings, wind/percussion - high school (fee: $100 per semester)