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A Conversation with Composer Rollo Dilworth

The College of New Jersey Department of Music with a consortium of 20 arts organizations announces the commission of Weather, a large-scale work for choir and chamber winds by Dr. Rollo Dilworth that sets Professor Claudia Rankine’s poem of the same name. Rankine’s poem ‘Weather’ appeared on the front cover of the June 21, 2020 issue of The New York Times. It takes a hard look at the climate in America as it relates to systemic racism, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the global COVID pandemic. Here is Dr. Dilworth talking about the piece and his compositional process. Stay tuned for more information about the world premiere performances on October 29 and 30, 2021 at TCNJ.

A Conversation with Composer Rollo Dilworth

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in•flux: TCNJ Senior BFA Thesis Group Exhibition

A state of constant change, an everlasting creative flow. Thirteen emerging artists explore what’s in their periphery, absorb and transform the world around them, each on their own journey navigating the here and now. What is it like to see through their eyes, how their converging identities construct their realities? On the verge of self-discovery, these artists push boundaries, shift perspectives and adapt to an ever-changing culture. Through immersive installation, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking and multimedia, each of the artists presents an introspective experience that not only reflects the development within themselves, but celebrates all that leads up to an evolving breakthrough.Participating artists include Ash Albeser, Madison Cascardo, Addison Cooper, Shelly Crooz, Jamie Davidson, Lucia Gardiner, Jayln Giles-Ewell, Lily Gilston, Samantha Leigh Kearney, Ryan Levy, Halle Luttrell, Stephanie Rosenthal, and Sarah Valente.

in•flux: TCNJ Senior BFA Thesis Group Exhibition

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The ODDS: TCNJ 2021 Senior Graphic Design Showcase

The annual Senior Graphic Design Showcase, presented digitally this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, went live on April 11 and features some of the best-selected works from the portfolios of 17 graduating graphic designers from the TCNJ’s BFA program in Graphic Design.

The ODDS: TCNJ 2021 Senior Graphic Design Showcase

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Music Faculty Spotlight: Salut d’Amor, Op. 12

Salut d'Amor, Op. 12 by Edward Elgar performed by TCNJ Department of Music faculty Uli Speth (volin) and Tomoko Kanamaru (piano) in Mildred E. and Ernest Mayo Concert Hall at The College of New Jersey, January 27, 2021.

Music Faculty Spotlight: Salut d’Amor, Op. 12

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Music Faculty Spotlight: Estrellita

Estrellita by Manuel Ponce (trans. by Jascha Heifetz) performed by TCNJ Department of Music faculty Uli Speth (violin) and Tomoko Kanamaru (piano) in Mildred E. and Ernest Mayo Concert Hall at The College of New Jersey, January 27, 2021.

Music Faculty Spotlight: Estrellita

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Senior BFA Exhibiton

Check out the awesome work and virtual exhibition created by our seniors studying fine art, photography, and video.

Senior BFA Exhibiton

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Outside the Margins: TCNJ 2020 Graphic Design Showcase

Check out the 2020 Senior Graphic Design Showcase!Due to these uncertain times and the social distancing guidelines implemented by The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), the Senior Graphic Design showcase was shifted to be a virtual exhibition of the senior's design work.The showcase consists of multidisciplinary works of print and web design, showcasing skills in user experience/user interface (UX/UI), motion graphics, packaging, printmaking, branding, identity systems, and more.

Outside the Margins: TCNJ 2020 Graphic Design Showcase

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IMM Senior Student Showcase

For months, the IMM seniors have been imagining, prototyping, adapting and building the diverse collection of projects. You’ll find animation, video games, virtual reality, digital fabrication, music and more. Even puppets.

IMM Senior Student Showcase

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Check out TCNJ’s Student Newspaper, The Signal!

Check out The Signal, TCNJ's Student Newspaper!

Check out TCNJ’s Student Newspaper, The Signal!

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A Message from the School of the Arts and Communication About the Death of George Floyd

Here in the School of the Arts and Communication, we are heartbroken – devastated by the senseless death of George Floyd and the aftermath. The recent events have affected many of us. In the words of the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. in his open Letter from the Birmingham Jail: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere … Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”Today, June 8, 1968, marks 52 years since James Earl Ray was arrested for King’s assassination. It's a sobering reminder that King’s work toward eradicating racism and social injustice is still not done. We must get to work. We must take action. We owe it to you and future generations. These past few months have been trying for all of us. During this time, we want you to know that you are not alone. Our community values inclusivity. As scholars and artists, we recognize our responsibility to find solutions to societal issues through creative projects and action-based research. We hope this video sends a powerful message of support to our community as we continue to process these events, heal, and move forward. This video is the first step of a comprehensive response to our commitment to tackling racial injustice. Together, we will work toward creating a more just, kind, and safer world.Song writing credit: Phillip Antwi-Buosiako ’19, Interactive Multimedia Vocalist credit: Sarayu Srinivasan ’19, Communication Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

A Message from the School of the Arts and Communication About the Death of George Floyd

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TCNJ Art Gallery Exhibit: Caroline Kent

Isabella Mancuso '20 gives a virtual tour of TCNJ Art Gallery exhibit by Caroline Kent.

TCNJ Art Gallery Exhibit: Caroline Kent

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ArtsComm Digital: Seth Kaliroff ’21

Meet ArtsComm Digital intern Seth Kaliroff '21, a communication studies major with a specialization in radio, television and film, and minors in interactive multimedia and marketing.

ArtsComm Digital: Seth Kaliroff ’21

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ArtsComm Digital: Alyssa Defilippis ’21

Meet ArtsComm Digital intern Alyssa Defilippis '21, a graphic design major and marketing minor.

ArtsComm Digital: Alyssa Defilippis ’21

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Explore Communication Studies

Learn what life is like as a student in the Department of Communication Studies.

Explore Communication Studies

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Journalism/Professional Writing Student Testimonial

Emmy Leiderman, a journalism and professional writing major, shares her experiences within the Journalism and Professional Writing department at TCNJ.

Journalism/Professional Writing Student Testimonial

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Music Student Testimonial

Nick Napier, a music education major, shares his experiences with the Music department at TCNJ.

Music Student Testimonial

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Welcome to ArtsComm, New Students!

Watch the message from Dean Maurice Hall and Assistant Dean Erica Kalinowski.

Welcome to ArtsComm, New Students!

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Explore Theatre at TCNJ

Watch an overview of the Theatre minor at TCNJ.

Explore Theatre at TCNJ

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Senior Recitalist Julia Corso ’20

Julia Corso, who received B.A. degrees in Music and Communication Studies, performs Minuet I from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BVW 1007 (J.S. Bach) from her home.Favorite TCNJ Music Memory: The entire 100 Year Anniversary experience: from the rehearsals to the concert and everything in between! Proudest Accomplishment at TCNJ: I feel most proud of what I was able to do across various ensembles in my time as a music major. It was sometimes a bit of a balancing act, but I truly believe I would not be who I am today without the experience of being involved in orchestra, the choirs, chamber music, and Lyric Theatre. Post-Graduation Plan: I am currently applying for jobs; hoping to work for a music organization in an administrative/programming position.

Senior Recitalist Julia Corso ’20

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Senior Recitalist Maura McFadden ’20

Featured Senior Recitalist Maura McFadden ’20, who received a degree in music education, performs Del Cabello Mas Sutil from her home.

Senior Recitalist Maura McFadden ’20

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TCNJ Lyric Theatre’s Production of Trial by Jury: Quarantine Edition

When Edwin leaves Angelina stranded at the altar, she has no recourse but to take him to court - Reality Television Style! Watch TCNJ Lyric Theatre's modern adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury - completely created during the 2020 pandemic quarantine.

TCNJ Lyric Theatre’s Production of Trial by Jury: Quarantine Edition

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TCNJ Jazz Ensemble Performs Naima

Among thousands of concerts canceled around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, the TCNJ Jazz Ensemble presents a virtual performance of John Coltrane’s “Naima” arranged by Manny Mendelson.

TCNJ Jazz Ensemble Performs Naima

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TCNJ Virtual Alma Mater Project

The virtual alma mater features performances by members of the TCNJ Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, and TCNJ voice students.

TCNJ Virtual Alma Mater Project

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TCNJ Chorale Performs King David – Part Two

TCNJ Chorale performs Arthur Honegger’s King David; A Symphonic Psalm. The performance features Professor of Music John Leonard as the conductor, and students Cassie Ackerman, Brianna Carson and Emily Obenauer as sopranos; Monica Alverado, Lauranne Holgado and Maura McFadden as mezzo-sopranos; and Joseph Rippert as a tenor. Professor of English Glenn Steinberg narrates the performance. The King David Collaboration Across Boundaries Project, a collaboration between Steinberg's The Bible as Literature course and Leonard's Chorale course, involved a student-informed performance of Arthur Honegger’s King David. For the performance, Steinberg's students put together the concert program and wrote the extensive notes that are included in it and Leonard's students performed movements of the musical score.

TCNJ Chorale Performs King David – Part Two

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TCNJ Chorale Performs Part One of Arthur Honegger’s King David; A Symphonic Psalm

TCNJ Chorale performs part 1 of Arthur Honegger’s King David; A Symphonic Psalm. The performance features Professor of Music John Leonard as the conductor, and students Cassie Ackerman, Brianna Carson and Emily Obenauer as sopranos; Monica Alverado, Lauranne Holgado and Maura McFadden as mezzo-sopranos; and Joseph Rippert as a tenor. Professor of English Glenn Steinberg narrates the performance. The King David Collaboration Across Boundaries Project, a collaboration between Steinberg's The Bible as Literature course and Leonard's Chorale course, involved a student-informed performance of Arthur Honegger’s King David. For the performance, Steinberg's students put together the concert program and wrote the extensive notes that are included in it and Leonard's students performed movements of the musical score.

TCNJ Chorale Performs Part One of Arthur Honegger’s King David; A Symphonic Psalm

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Senior Recitalist Natalie Donohue ’20

Natalie Donohue ’20, who received a degree in music education, performs Carnival of Venice from her home.Favorite TCNJ Music Memory: Playing in the Trumpet Ensemble for its first semester in the fall of 2017Proudest Accomplishment at TCNJ: How my trumpet playing has evolved. I had gotten braces to improve my playing and after struggling with them for four semesters, I am proud of myself for working up to being able to give a good recital.Post-Graduation Plan: Become a middle school or high school band director

Senior Recitalist Natalie Donohue ’20

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Tides

Katrina Bragat ’20 knows how easy it is to feel alienated and have little to no representation in mainstream American media. Through her senior capstone, pre-COVID-19, Bragat was interested in helping Asian Americans like herself tell their own narratives and increase realistic representation of themselves. Though she was not able to complete that project she was able to produce a new video project called “Tides.” Warning: The video contains explicit language that may be offensive to some viewers.

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COM 312: The Art of Editing Video

As the world navigates through the complexities and uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic, many look for different outlets to escape the current reality. Jake Leuzzi ’20, who received a degree in interactive multimedia, turned to the art of digital storytelling to channel his emotions and share a motivational message in this video for COM 312: The Art of Editing Video.

COM 312: The Art of Editing Video

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Quarantined: Virtual Interviews

A senior project by Nicole Rossilli ’20 features interviews of 40 individuals telling their stories of how the coronavirus directly affected them.

Quarantined: Virtual Interviews

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ArtsComm Digital: Paulo Rojas ’21

Meet ArtsComm Digital intern Paulo Rojas '21, a communication studies major with a specialization in radio, television and film.

ArtsComm Digital: Paulo Rojas ’21

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ArtsComm DIGITAL: Eric Yoon ’23

Meet ArtsComm DIGITAL intern Eric Yoon '23, a visual arts major with a specialization in graphic design.

ArtsComm DIGITAL: Eric Yoon ’23

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ArtsComm DIGITAL: Nicole Apicelli ’22

Meet ArtsComm DIGITAL intern Nicole Apicelli '22, a journalism and professional writing major.

ArtsComm DIGITAL: Nicole Apicelli ’22

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ArtsComm DIGITAL: Adina Weiss ’21

Meet ArtsComm DIGITAL intern Adina Weiss '21, an interactive multimedia major with minors in music and music technology.

ArtsComm DIGITAL: Adina Weiss ’21

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ArtsComm DIGITAL: Greg Leddy ’21

Meet ArtsComm DIGITAL intern Greg Leddy '21, a journalism and professional writing major.

ArtsComm DIGITAL: Greg Leddy ’21

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ArtsComm DIGITAL: Roan Pascual ’23

Meet ArtsComm DIGITAL intern Roan Pascual '23, a visual arts major with a specialization in graphic design.

ArtsComm DIGITAL: Roan Pascual ’23

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Music Faculty Spotlight: Sweet Melody

TCNJ Department of Music faculty Uli Speth (violinist) and Tomoko Kanamaru (pianist) perform Sweet Melody by Lauren Bernofsky in Mildred E. and Ernest Mayo Concert Hall at The College of New Jersey, January 27, 2021.

Music Faculty Spotlight: Sweet Melody

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Contact

School of the Arts and Communication
Art and Interactive Multimedia Building
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

609.771.2278

arts@tcnj.edu

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