The Multi-instrumentalist

Gregg RossettiGregg Rossetti is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and producer of many styles of music, currently ABD in his pursuits to a Ph.D in composition from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

His interest in music began at a young age, where he would write music of mixed instrumentation and play guitar in rock bands as well as saxophone in his school and region ensembles. While at Muhlenberg College, he had his first concert pieces for both jazz and classical ensembles performed, including pieces for wind ensemble and chamber orchestra, while also writing incidental music for theater. He received the Stanley D. Sloyer Award in Music for his significant contributions to the ensembles on campus.

During the years working on his masters at Montclair State University, he wrote two compositions for large orchestra and several chamber pieces, including a microtonal piece for the Harry Partch Ensemble (which has had multiple performances in New Jersey, as well as in Pittsburgh and Toronto, Canada). He received the “Outstanding Composer Award” for all his achievements there.

He is active in his own music production facility, where he produces his own material and does freelance work such as music for video games, websites, films, and arrangements for pop artists. As a teacher, he has a steady roster of students in various musical disciplines. He also teaches courses in popular music history, music technology, and orchestration at Montclair State and Rutgers.

In addition to many readings, recent performances include:

04/12/15
(le) poisson rouge (New York, NY)
Contemplation for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano performed by Helix!

02/08/15
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church (New York, NY)
Serenade for Cello and Piano performed by Laura Bontrager and David Wolfson

11/23/14
Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
it may have been a vortex performed by Helix!

10/18/14
Schare Recital Hall at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
Three Images performed by Nouveau Classical Project

03/19/11
New Hazlett Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)
Mutating Æon performed by Newband

05/03/08
The New Music Gallery (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Mutating Æon performed by Harry Partch Ensemble (Gregg as conductor)