Dean Geary

RCNYC Presents: An Evening with Jason Geary, Distinguished Professor of Music and Dean of Mason Gross School of the Arts

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Join the Rutgers Club of New York City (RCNYC), on Thursday, January 28 at 6PM for a virtual event with Distinguished Professor of Music and recently appointed Dean for Mason Gross School of the Arts, Jason Geary. The Dean will discuss the triumphs and challenges in facilitating such a momentous role at our University during such a unique year, and will also look ahead to outline the school’s goals for amplifying our talented students and alumni through 2021 and beyond.

The event will also feature a live performance by acclaimed pianist and current MGSA doctoral candidate Margarita Rovenskaya, as well as a pre-recorded performance by current members of the dance program. The event will conclude with an interactive Q&A with Dean Geary and Ms. Rovenskaya.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About our guests:

Jason Geary is Distinguished Professor of Music and Dean of Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has also served as Director of the University of Maryland School of Music and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Dean Geary has successfully led initiatives fostering community engagement, student entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and greater inclusivity in the arts. He is in demand as a speaker and arts consultant and currently sits on the board of the Alliance for the Arts at Research Universities and the American Musicological Society. He has also lectured and published widely on German music and culture and has received several prestigious fellowships in support of his work, including a Fulbright Grant and membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Dean Geary holds a degree in piano performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. in musicology from Yale University.

Margarita Rovenskaya

Pianist Margarita Rovenskaya has performed extensively in the US and abroad, with recitals in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall. Prizewinner of competitions including the Constantine the Great International Competition, WPTA Finland International Competition, Margarita has also performed and studied internationally at the Tel Hai Masterclasses in Israel, Sulzbach-RosenbergInternational Music Festival in Germany and the International Academy of Musicat Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, as well as festivals such as the Summit Music Festival, Piano Summer at New Paltz, Beethoven Institute at Mannes, Heifetz Institute and Round Top Festival Institute. She also performed in the Manchester Music Festival chamber music series and is a winner of the Chamber Music Prize at the American Festival of Fine Arts. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in May 2012, her Masters in Piano Studies at New York University in May 2014, where she also served as Adjunct Piano Faculty, and is currently earning her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Rutgers University.

Registration is required in advance of the event.
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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