Guest Artists


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Because Montclair State University is only minutes from Manhattan, internationally recognized artists know the campus well. Guest artists and visiting specialists come year after year to conduct master classes and open dialogues, coach our students, and accept honorary degrees. In addition to those listed below, countless others have exhibited and performed.


Alec Baldwin George Faison
Yogi Berra Whoopi Goldberg
Lee Blessing Jerry Hall
Ruth Brown Michael Learned
Betty Buckley Rich Little
Ellen Burstyn Susan Lucci
Charles Busch Patti LuPone
Carol Channing Andrea McArdle
Barbara Cook Melba Moore
Robert Cuccioli Rita Moreno
Olympia Dukakis  

Dancers/Teachers/Choreographic Commissions

Bridgman & Packer Earl Mosley
Robert Battle Alwin Nikolais
Freespace Dance Co. Sara Pearson & PatrikWidrig 
Pat Graney Shapiro and Smith 
Bill T. Jones Claire Porter 
Linda Kent (member, Paul Taylor Dance Company) Urban Bush Women 
Liz Lerman Denise Vale (member, Martha Graham Dance Company) 
Susan Marshall Marlies Yearby 
Donald McKayle  Paul Taylor
Martha Graham Jose Limon


American String Quartet Jeff Bradetich (double bass)
Zubin Mehta Nancy Zelzman (marimba)
Ying Quartet Paul Chihara (film composer)
Rudolph Jansen Tony Kadleck (jazz trumpet)
Orpheus Chamber Ensemble David Demsey (jazz saxophone)
Shanghai String Quartet Andy Fusco (jazz saxophone)
Anatoly Selianin (trumpet) Jason Ham (euphonium)
Bertram Turetsky (double bass) Mira Zakai (mezzo soprano)
Edgar Meyer (double bass) Kevin Langan (bass)

Artists & Critics

(artists) Nene Humphrey Devorah Sperber
Janine Antoni Alfredo Jarr Buzz Spector
Xu Bing Spike Lee William Wegman
Chakaia Booker Glenn Ligon (critics)
Willie Cole Elizabeth Murray David Hickey
Will Cotton Cathy Opie Dominique Nahas
Aziz & Cucher Tony Oursler Nancy Princenthal
Steve DeFrank Sheila Pepe Lawrence Rinder
Shoshana Dentz Rona Pondick Michael Rush
Inka Essenhigh William Pope L. Patterson Sims
Eric Fischl Jennifer Reeves Leo Steinberg
Judy Fox Kiki Smith Robert Storr
Elana Herzog Keith Sonnier  


Roger Ailes (Fox News) Charles McCord (News, Imus in the Morning)
Bill Bradley Rolland Smith (Channel 9 News)
David Bianculli (NPR, "Fresh Air," and Daily News television critic) Charles Gibson(Good Morning America)
Av Westin (ABC 20/20 Producer) Olympia Dukakis
Sara Lee Kessler (NJN reporter) Ruth Brown
Steve Adubato (Caucus New Jersey/One-on-One) Melba Moore
Jack Ford (NBC News) Leslie Uggums
Kent Manahan (NJN News) Alex Wit (MSNBC News)