Our ensemble consists of
woodwinds including flutes and piccolo, single and double-reed, a
variety of brass instruments and percussion. If desired, members may
also flex their conducting muscles by volunteering to rehearse and
conduct pieces of their choice in any given semester.
and aviation art enthusiast, Nanette O’Neal,
Mason Gross School of the Arts with a degree in Music Education.
She has a wide variety of teaching, conducting, and performing
experiences both in the public schools, the community, and in the
private sector, spanning the past twenty years and counting.
She was offered the directorship of the Rutgers University Alumni Wind
Symphony as an undergraduate and held the position solely for eight
years. Since then, she has served the group as assistant conductor for
fourteen years before accepting the position as director once again.
Her passion for the arts is not limited to music. Nanette currently
serves as the executive secretary for the American Society of Aviation
Artists, and she is the author of a middle-grade fantasy book series
called A Doorway Back to Forever. She is a wife and mother, loves to
hike, and spends long hours walking her dogs.
Our Assistant Conductor