GMU College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni

GMU College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni Share updates, information and network to help you and others stay connected! Alumni from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at George Mason University have earned degrees in Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Film & Video Studies, Music, Theater, Arts Management, and Computer Game Design.

Congratulations to these five CVPA alumni, who are recipients of the third round of our Young Alumni Commissioning Proje...
06/04/2021

Congratulations to these five CVPA alumni, who are recipients of the third round of our Young Alumni Commissioning Project Awards!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3fRbmmN

Congratulations graduates and welcome to the CVPA alumni community!
05/17/2021

Congratulations graduates and welcome to the CVPA alumni community!

Today is #GivingDay at George Mason University! Less than seven hours to go! Show the world that "Together, We Are Mason...
04/08/2021

Today is #GivingDay at George Mason University! Less than seven hours to go!

Show the world that "Together, We Are Mason" by supporting your favorite College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University fund:
🟢 Student Emergency Assistance
🟡 Artist-in-Residence Program
🟢 Doc Nix & The Green Machine Ensembles

Donate now: http://givingday.gmu.edu

Today is #GivingDay at George Mason University! Less than seven hours to go!

Show the world that "Together, We Are Mason" by supporting your favorite College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University fund:
🟢 Student Emergency Assistance
🟡 Artist-in-Residence Program
🟢 Doc Nix & The Green Machine Ensembles

Donate now: http://givingday.gmu.edu

Today at 1:00 PM EDT!It’s not too late to register:  https://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/George Mason University...
03/18/2021

Today at 1:00 PM EDT!
It’s not too late to register: https://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

Today at 1:00 PM EDT!
It’s not too late to register: https://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

Career Paths in Tech for Arts and Humanities MajorsThursday, March 18 | 2:00-3:00 pmMason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Com...
03/17/2021

Career Paths in Tech for Arts and Humanities Majors
Thursday, March 18 | 2:00-3:00 pm

Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair will include a series of breakout sessions featuring Mason alumni discussing various career topics in the arts. Mason alumnus Kevone Bennett was a psychology major with a background in music and is now based in the Bay Area as a User Experience Researcher at YouTube Music. Kevone will discuss his career trajectory and share insights on how to leverage arts and humanities degrees for tech internships and jobs. Registration required: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

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Career Paths in Tech for Arts and Humanities Majors
Thursday, March 18 | 2:00-3:00 pm

Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair will include a series of breakout sessions featuring Mason alumni discussing various career topics in the arts. Mason alumnus Kevone Bennett was a psychology major with a background in music and is now based in the Bay Area as a User Experience Researcher at YouTube Music. Kevone will discuss his career trajectory and share insights on how to leverage arts and humanities degrees for tech internships and jobs. Registration required: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

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From Mason to Broadway: Your First Year in New YorkThursday, March 184:00 – 4:45 Registration required: http://masoncrea...
03/16/2021

From Mason to Broadway: Your First Year in New York
Thursday, March 18
4:00 – 4:45
Registration required: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair will include a series of breakout sessions featuring Mason alumni discussing various arts career topics. Mason alumnus Ryan Duncan was a Modern and Classical Languages major and is a New York based actor whose Off-Broadway credits include the original cast of Altar Boyz and his Broadway credits include Gettin’ the Band Back Together and Shrek. Ryan will discuss his career trajectory, how his Mason liberal arts training helped his acting career, and share tips for Mason students and alumni interested in the New York theater scene.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Mason Players Mason Improv Association GMU Alpha Psi Omega- Alpha Zeta Upsilon Cast

From Mason to Broadway: Your First Year in New York
Thursday, March 18
4:00 – 4:45
Registration required: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair will include a series of breakout sessions featuring Mason alumni discussing various arts career topics. Mason alumnus Ryan Duncan was a Modern and Classical Languages major and is a New York based actor whose Off-Broadway credits include the original cast of Altar Boyz and his Broadway credits include Gettin’ the Band Back Together and Shrek. Ryan will discuss his career trajectory, how his Mason liberal arts training helped his acting career, and share tips for Mason students and alumni interested in the New York theater scene.

Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Mason Players Mason Improv Association GMU Alpha Psi Omega- Alpha Zeta Upsilon Cast

Learn about Wolf Trap’s future internship opportunities at Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and...
03/15/2021

Learn about Wolf Trap’s future internship opportunities at Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair this Thursday, March 18 from 1 -5 pm. Registration required: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

Learn about Wolf Trap’s future internship opportunities at Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair this Thursday, March 18 from 1 -5 pm. Registration required: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

VIVA Creative is a global experiential communications agency focused on content creation, live experience, design & prod...
03/11/2021

VIVA Creative is a global experiential communications agency focused on content creation, live experience, design & production, virtual events, mobile, digital, and social media marketing. Fusing creativity with technology, the company helps organizations engage target audiences, build brand loyalty, and achieve business results.

VIVA Creative has several open positions and a recruiter will meet with Mason students and alumni at next Thursday’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair from 1-5 pm on the virtual platform Airmeet. Registration is free but required: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/.

George Mason University School of Art Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

VIVA Creative is a global experiential communications agency focused on content creation, live experience, design & production, virtual events, mobile, digital, and social media marketing. Fusing creativity with technology, the company helps organizations engage target audiences, build brand loyalty, and achieve business results.

VIVA Creative has several open positions and a recruiter will meet with Mason students and alumni at next Thursday’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair from 1-5 pm on the virtual platform Airmeet. Registration is free but required: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/.

George Mason University School of Art Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

United Talent Agency is a global talent agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Miami, and London repre...
03/09/2021

United Talent Agency is a global talent agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Miami, and London representing talent across the entertainment industry in film, television, publishing, digital media, and video games. Meet the recruiter of their agent trainee program at Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair next Thursday, March 18 from 1 -5 pm.
Register today: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

Film at Mason Dept. of Communication, Mason

United Talent Agency is a global talent agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Miami, and London representing talent across the entertainment industry in film, television, publishing, digital media, and video games. Meet the recruiter of their agent trainee program at Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair next Thursday, March 18 from 1 -5 pm.
Register today: http://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

Film at Mason Dept. of Communication, Mason

Registration now open! Free for all Mason students and alumni! Registration is required: https://masoncreativecareers.ev...
03/04/2021

Registration now open!
Free for all Mason students and alumni!
Registration is required: https://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair
Thursday, March 18
1 – 5 pm EDT
Virtual expo platform Airmeet

Meet recruiters from more than 30 arts, media, and design employers across the United States seeking Mason students and alumni for internships and paid positions. Companies include United Talent Agency, W2 Communications, Wolf Trap, Virginia Film Office, Torpedo Factory Art Center, and more!

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program Music Productions Club of GMU Mason Percussion MASON JAZZ Mason Vocal Studies & Opera Theater George Mason Concert Bands Mason Players GMU Alpha Psi Omega- Alpha Zeta Upsilon Cast Doc Nix & The Green Machine

Registration now open!
Free for all Mason students and alumni!
Registration is required: https://masoncreativecareers.eventbrite.com/

Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair
Thursday, March 18
1 – 5 pm EDT
Virtual expo platform Airmeet

Meet recruiters from more than 30 arts, media, and design employers across the United States seeking Mason students and alumni for internships and paid positions. Companies include United Talent Agency, W2 Communications, Wolf Trap, Virginia Film Office, Torpedo Factory Art Center, and more!

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program Music Productions Club of GMU Mason Percussion MASON JAZZ Mason Vocal Studies & Opera Theater George Mason Concert Bands Mason Players GMU Alpha Psi Omega- Alpha Zeta Upsilon Cast Doc Nix & The Green Machine

Tonight at 7:30 pm, CVPA Young Alumni Commissioning Project Award Recipient Andrew Jorgensen shares his film The Sun and...
02/19/2021
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Tonight at 7:30 pm, CVPA Young Alumni Commissioning Project Award Recipient Andrew Jorgensen shares his film The Sun and the Medicine Man. Watch live: https://bit.ly/370tvv8

Through the lens of Afro-Colombian dance and drumming, and shared digitally in a high-quality video recording, The City of Others explores racism and social disparity in Colombia, a country home to Latin America’s second largest population of people of African d... Read more

CVPA’s Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean returns with three new episodes in spring 2021:Artists Entrepren...
02/15/2021

CVPA’s Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean returns with three new episodes in spring 2021:

Artists Entrepreneurs on Monday, February 22 at 7 pm

Working 9 to 5: Making Your Degree Work with You on Monday, March 8 at 7 pm

Artist Educators on Monday, March 22 at 7 pm

Watch live on the Center for the Arts page: George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Creative industry careers are arguably some of the most challenging in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new level of uncertainty. Whether you’re a freelancer losing work, a teacher adapting to virtual instruction, or an arts administrator canceling or reimagining programming, we face new challenges but also opportunities to conduct our work in new ways. Hear from industry experts within the CVPA alumni community about how they are thriving and moving forward in their careers.
George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

CVPA’s Alumni Cocktails and Conversations with the Dean returns with three new episodes in spring 2021:

Artists Entrepreneurs on Monday, February 22 at 7 pm

Working 9 to 5: Making Your Degree Work with You on Monday, March 8 at 7 pm

Artist Educators on Monday, March 22 at 7 pm

Watch live on the Center for the Arts page: George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Creative industry careers are arguably some of the most challenging in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new level of uncertainty. Whether you’re a freelancer losing work, a teacher adapting to virtual instruction, or an arts administrator canceling or reimagining programming, we face new challenges but also opportunities to conduct our work in new ways. Hear from industry experts within the CVPA alumni community about how they are thriving and moving forward in their careers.
George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

Today is the application deadline for CVPA’s Young Alumni Commissioning Project! George Mason University School of Art G...
02/05/2021

Today is the application deadline for CVPA’s Young Alumni Commissioning Project!

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY!

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts announces its third annual Young Alumni Commissioning Project with the goal of providing crucial support for our recent alumni’s artistic development. Up three recent CVPA alumni (2010 graduate or later) will be commissioned with funding of up to $5,000 to be used at the artist’s discretion to cover project-related expenses, including but not limited to: artist fees, licensing fees, equipment rental/purchases, and travel expenses, plus production and marketing support for a public presentation of the work at or through a Mason venue. Join us for a virtual information session on Thursday, January 21. Application deadline is Friday, February 5.

Full details: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/about/alumni/young-alumni-commissioning-project

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Join us this evening at 7 pm for a virtual information session about the Young Alumni Commissioning Project that will in...
01/21/2021

Join us this evening at 7 pm for a virtual information session about the Young Alumni Commissioning Project that will include an overview of the application process and grant writing tips. To RSVP and receive a link, please contact Haley Smyser at [email protected].

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

Join us this evening at 7 pm for a virtual information session about the Young Alumni Commissioning Project that will include an overview of the application process and grant writing tips. To RSVP and receive a link, please contact Haley Smyser at [email protected].

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program

Washington Post feature on Jacob Kohut, two-time Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music graduate, now serving in t...
01/19/2021
This teacher was called to protect the U.S. Capitol as a National Guard member. He now holds class from a Humvee.

Washington Post feature on Jacob Kohut, two-time Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music graduate, now serving in the National Guard to protect the U.S. Capitol while continuing as a Fairfax County Public Schools band teacher.

“I would rather teach the class, even if that means I’m very tired,” said D.C. National Guard Sgt. Jacob Kohut, who teaches class on his breaks.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY!Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts announces its third annual Young Alumni Commissioning ...
12/15/2020

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY!

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts announces its third annual Young Alumni Commissioning Project with the goal of providing crucial support for our recent alumni’s artistic development. Up three recent CVPA alumni (2010 graduate or later) will be commissioned with funding of up to $5,000 to be used at the artist’s discretion to cover project-related expenses, including but not limited to: artist fees, licensing fees, equipment rental/purchases, and travel expenses, plus production and marketing support for a public presentation of the work at or through a Mason venue. Join us for a virtual information session on Thursday, January 21. Application deadline is Friday, February 5.

Full details: https://cvpa.gmu.edu/about/alumni/young-alumni-commissioning-project

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George Mason University Alumni Association
11/24/2020

George Mason University Alumni Association

As you prepare for a Thanksgiving feast🦃, a few friends shared recipes that are near and dear to their hearts💚💛. Michael West Nickens aka Doc Nix's Collard Greens (and Gold) will be on our table this holiday season. We can't wait to try Dave Paulsen's St. Lawrence Hot Cheese Dip, Rose Pascarell's Italian Jeannettes and more! 😋

View all the recipes at https://giving.gmu.edu/2020recipes/.

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