Rowan University

Ways to Study - Fall, 2014, Spring, 2015, Summer, 2015

Admission to Rowan Prep is open to anyone desiring to learn music in a positive and community environment. We offer a variety of courses for students aged zero 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

* Group Piano for Beginners - with Marilyn Rabbai

* Music Theater Beginner's Ensemble (for ages 8-12) fall and spring.

* Beginner/Intermediate Group Brass Class - Fall & Spring with Bryan Appleby Wineberg (for ages 8-14) Open to all brass instruments!

* Beginner Group Guitar Class - Fall & Spring

* Saxophone Ensemble - Bill Conn (open to middle-school/high school players) - Fall & Spring

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

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

* Rowan Prep/Atlantic Brass Band's "3rd Annual Youth Brass Day" - Bryan Appleby-Wineberg & The Atlantic Brass Band - ONE DAY WORKSHOP - Sunday, November 23, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. (cost: $35)

* Rowan Prep/Atlantic Youth BRASS BAND - Bryan Appleby-Wineberg & The Atlantic Brass Band -- Spring only - starts Sunday, January 25, 2015; 4:00 p.m.


Group Piano for Beginners (for ages 5-7) - Fall & Spring
Faculty: Marilyn Rabbai, Rowan Prep piano faculty

Mondays, 4:00 - 4:45 (6 weeks)

First meeting of (fall) class: Monday, September 8, 2014

Cost: $145

Back by Popular Demand!!! Designed to work with a child's natural creativity and energy, Ms. Rabbai will incorporate activities including listening, moving, imagining, singing, and playing to stimulate and fuel curiosity. The ultimate goal is to give the children an overview of the preliminary "first steps" in learning to play piano"

Please reserve your spot early! Class is limited to 4 students!

Music Theater Beginners Ensemble (for ages 8-12) - Fall & Spring
Faculty: Katharine Baer, Rowan Prep voice faculty

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 6:45 (12 weeks)

First meeting of (fall) class : Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cost: : $250 (reduced fee for students in other instrumental private instruction: $100)

Please Note: Class minimum is 4 students

This beginner's ensemble is a perfect blend of learning age-appropriate musical theater repertoire within a supportive and fun environment. Tailor-made for children who just love to sing in a group! Focus is on vocal technique, movement, sight-singing and song preparation in a small group setting. Performance opportunity in Rowan Prep Saturday, December 13 recital.

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

First meeting of class (fall): Friday, September 19, 2014
Cost: fall semester (based on 12 weeks): $250; ($100 for those in private instruction at Prep

Join Rowan University/Rowan Prep faculty member, Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg 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) - Fall and Spring

Faculty: Caroline Kubach

Mondays: Time - 5:00 - 5:45

First meeting of class (Fall): Monday, September 22, 2014

Cost: SPRING semester (based on 12 weeks): $250

This class is designed for younger beginners interested in learning the guitar in a supportive group setting. With Ms. Kubach 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) - Fall and Spring

Faculty: Bill Conn
Mondays: 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
First meeting of class: Monday, September 22, 2014

Cost: fall semester (based on 12 weeks): $250

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 Rowan Youth Orchestra, now in its 31st year 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 southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. This year, the orchestra will perform three concerts at Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall to showcase it’s musicians’ talents.

The RYO is hearing auditions for all instruments for the 2014-15 season.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 20
, 2014

First meeting of RYO: Sunday, September 21, 6:30-8:45pm

Cost: PER semester: $115
For Package discount (individual lesson at Rowan Prep & RYO, please contact Gina Marrazza, and/or visit RYO website.

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.

For more information, visit Rowan Youth Orchestra's website:

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

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

Rowan Prep/Atlantic Brass Band's "3rd Annual Youth Brass Day" - Bryan Appleby-Wineberg & The Atlantic Brass Band - ONE DAY WORKSHOP - Sunday, November 23, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. (cost: $35)

Join Dr. Appleby-Wineberg and members of The Atlantic Brass Band for a Sunday afternoon of rehearsals, masterclasses and sectionals! Open to ALL brass players in middle and high school! Pizza party and concert promised as the finale of the afternoon!

Rowan Prep/Atlantic Youth BRASS BAND - SPRING ONLY

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


Cost for ENTIRE 14 WEEKS: $250

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.

* Rowan University Statesmen Men's Choir

Director: Art McKenzie

Open to advanced high school male singers or members of the community by audition only

Rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

First Rehearsal September 2 ... Final rehearsal December 9

Fee: $110 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, Director: Vincent Dubeau

Open to high school wind players (fee: $110 per semester)

* Rowan University Orchestra, Director: Sal Scarpa,

Open to high school strings, wind/percussion (fee: $110 per semester)