Joe is the chair of the music and theater department and director of the music industry program at Monmouth University.  Joe is also a performing songwriter and speaker.


Joe has released three studio CD's and film soundtrack. He collaborates with the top writers & artists in NYC & Nashville, and continues to perform internationally. Upcoming Shows →


Joe has earned multiple Gold Records for his work. He is also a songwriter, musician and producer. He is currently co-authoring a book on the Music Industry with the Chairman of Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito.



Joe Rapolla is the Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department and Music Industry Program Director ( at Monmouth University in New Jersey.

February 17th

Russell & Bettes (formally What's Your Beef)

I'll be playing acoustic music in the bar/lounge area. I've never been there, so some come by and we can rediscover the place together!


21 W River Rd
Rumson, NJ 07760

March 18th

Songwriters By The Sea

With Larry Kirwan (of Black 47), James Maddock + co-host Joe D'Urso.

Lauren K. Woods Theatre
Monmouth University

Pre-show reception at 7pm (food + refreshments will be served)
Showtime: 8pm

July 22nd 

Joe rapolla band


The Windansea
56 Shrewsbury Ave.
Highlands, NJ

August 18th

Joe Rapolla Band


The Windansea
56 Shrewsbury Ave.
Highlands, NJ

A Long Long Time Ago…


Music, music culture and technology have evolved over the past century.  In an interactive setting Joe will discuss what has changed, what is the same, with music and the music industry? With his guitar, Joe will discuss how these changes have reshaped the way we create, discover, and listen to music.