Sam Bobinski is a recent graduate of the BFA music major at Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has been playing bass since he was 10-years-old.
Bobinski loves playing music, regardless of the medium, but chose to focus his studies on bass because it is the foundation of music and for the instrument’s low notes.
Rutgers taught him how important it is to dedicate yourself to reach your goals. He mentions playing in the ensemble is the best experience he has had at Mason Gross. The individual practice spaces provided for students give Bobinski the opportunity to explore his art and rehearse for performances.
“The Symphony” is his favorite course he’s taken at Mason Gross, but enjoys that he can study non-music related courses at Rutgers.
Sam describes Mason Gross as a comfortable environment.
Bobinski’s favorite classical composers include Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barber and Richard Strauss. He also listens to classic rock, metal, jazz and hip-hop. He originally aspired to be a guitar player.
“I believe that a well-rounded musician should branch out and draw inspiration from all kinds of music,” he said.
Bobinski will attend Yale University for graduate school in the fall. His future plans include writing and performing his own music. “As long as I’m playing music, I’ll be happy,” he said.
By Sam Kelly