Rowan University

Ways to Study - Fall 2011

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.

Rowan Prep PhotoIndividual Instruction

Private lessons are available for students of any experience or background, from complete beginners through advanced levels of study, and for both children and adults. Lessons are scheduled on an individual basis, contingent upon teacher availability and student scheduling preferences. Students enrolled in private lessons will have the opportunity to perform in recitals, as well as attend all Rowan University events. (two events will be offered for free with enrollment at Rowan Prep). Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60-minute increments. Students enrolling in private lessons are required to have a practice instrument available.

Please refer to the Tuition & Policies on Payment and Refund link for current tuition rates.

Private Instruction is offered in the following instruments:
Classical Guitar
Double Bass
Jazz Double Bass
Electric Bass
Drum Set
Jazz Improv & Composition -NEW!
Jazz Double Bass
Jazz guitar

Group Instruction

Beginner Group Classes:

* Beginner Group Piano Class
* Beginner Group Trumpet Class

Beginner Group Piano Class (ages 5-7)
3:45 - 4:30 & 4:30 - 5:15 (limit 4 per class)
First meeting of class:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Cost: fall semester (based on 12 weeks): $240
Please Note: Each Class is limited to 4 students

This weekly, semester-long class provides beginning piano students with a strong foundation in rhythm, note reading, and basic technique that leads to successful private study in following sessions/years. The class is limited to 4 students; students are taught on acoustic pianos and learn how to develop critical listening skills and proper pianistic habits.

Beginner Trumpet/Brass Class (ages 8-12)
Bryan Appleby-Wineberg
6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
First meeting of class:
Friday, September 23, 2011
Cost: fall semester (based on 12 weeks):

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.

Group/Ensemble offerings:

* Suzuki String Ensemble's "Young Artists Chamber Music Ensemble (YACME)
* Flute Choir
* Rowan Prep Youth Brass Band
* Singer's Vocal Performance Ensemble

Suzuki String Ensemble - "Young Artists Chamber Music Ensemble (YACME)
Elizabeth Cary
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
First meeting day of YACME:
Tuesday, Octobber 18, 2011
Cost: fall semester (based on 10 weeks):
Cost: spring semester (based on 12 weeks):
Audition required (unless enrolled in Rowan Prep Suzuki program)

Rowan Prep's Suzuki String Program is pleased to announce the second season of its new "Young Artists Chamber Music Ensemble" (YACME)

This ensemble is offered to highly motivated string players, ages 8-13, who have demonstrated an outstanding work ethic, positive attitude, and dedication to musical achievement. The Young Artists Chamber Music Ensemble offers a chance to study chamber music in depth, develop ensemble skills, and practice sight-reading. There will be performance opportunities at recitals and community events throughout the year. The ensemble will meet weekly in the Wilson Building (Room 208) at Rowan University on Tuesdays, from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.. The first meeting of this ensemble in the Fall 2011 season will be Tuesday, October 18, 2011 and will run for 10 weeks.

There are two ways to be a part of this exciting ensemble. If your child is currently enrolled in Suzuki lessons at Rowan Prep, tuition is included with the Suzuki Package. (The Chamber Ensemble will replace the Suzuki Group II class for those students who are currently enrolled in Suzuki lessons.) If your child is not currently taking Suzuki lessons at Rowan Prep, an interview will be set up by Elizabeth Cary, director of YACME. For this placement interview, please call the Rowan Prep main office, 856.256.4554/6. Once confirmed by Ms. Cary, families can register for the Young Artists Chamber Music Ensemble at your first ensemble meeting.

YACME's tuition is $200 for fall's 10 week-session, at 45-minutes per weekly ensemble meeting. Tuition for spring, 2011, beginning January, will be based on a 12-week-session, hence, tutition will be $240)Tuition will be pro-rated based on your date of joining the ensemble.

Flute Choir
Tom Meany
Tuesday evenings:
7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
12 weeks per semester (fall, spring)
Cost per semester:
Cost per year:
First day of Class:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
No Audition Required (open to middle school and high school students who have performed at a basic proficiency level)

Rowan Prep is excited to form its first flute choir this fall, 2011! The choir will be open to intermediate and advanced flute students - in middle school through high school. Dynamics, intonation, balance, blending -- all focused towards being an effective ensemble player - will be the focus. Music will include classical, light classical contemporary and music theater selections. As the ensemble progresses, performance will be a priority both on campus and in the community.

The ensemble is open to all middle school and high school aged students who have performed at a basic proficiency level, and can play the following:

1) Major scales (C,G,D,A,B flat) demonstrating steay pulse (eighth note = 100), clear tone and clean tongueing, and contrasting dynamics.

2) Chromatic Scale from low C to high G (tongued and slurred)

3) Ability to sightread in simple meters

To find out more about the choir, and the skill requirements, please email Tom Meany, director of the flute choir (,) and/or contact Rowan Prep's director, Gina Di Medio Marrazza (856-256-4556, or

Rowan Prep Youth Brass Band
Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg
Friday evenings, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
12 weeks per semester (fall, spring)
Cost per semester:
First day of Class:
Friday, September 23, 2011
Open to middle school and high school students
Audition Required

Join Dr. Appleby-Wineberg and other school-aged brass players in this brilliant and fun ensemble experience as a member of Rowan Prep's Youth Brass Band. This 24 week/yearly ensemble (12-weeks in fall session; 12 weeks in spring session) will meet Fridays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Rowan University's Wilson Hall. (start date: Friday, September 23). Students in our Youth Brass Band will be taught ensemble-playing, as well as will receive lessons and invaluable instruction from current Rowan faculty, Rowan Graduate students, and The Atlantic Brass Band members (Ensemble-In-Residence at Rowan University).

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

Auditions are required, and can be set up by making an appointment directly with Dr. Appleby-Wineberg prior to the first meeting of the ensemble, Friday, September 23).

About our director, Dr. Appleby-Wineberg
Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg begins his 11th year as Head of Brass at Rowan University. He is also Principal Cornet and Assistant Conductor of The Atlantic Brass Band, Principal Trumpet of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, a founding member of Tromba Mundi (a professional trumpet quintet), and performs with The Bombastique Brass Quintet in NYC, and the Rowan University Faculty Brass Quintet

For more information, please contact either Bryan Appleby-Wineberg at 856-308-7502, or via email:, or Regina Di Medio Marrazza, director, Rowan Prep, 856-256-4556, or

Singer's Vocal Performance Ensemble
Lauren Athey-Janka
Jack Hill
6:30 - 7:30
First Day of Ensemble meeting:
Tuesday, September 20
Open to singers from middle-school through adult
Tuition: Fall: 12 weeks: $250

Enjoy the community atmosphere of this vocal performance ensemble, and enjoy working as a musical team in learning solos, duets and ensemble repertoire, with a focus on healthy vocal technique and performance "issues". Private coachings as well as ensemble training will be part of the curriculum. The ultimate goal is for you to find your voice within a positive and nurturing community of fellow-singers.