Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

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We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Soo Han will be joining our George Mason University faculty as the new Director of ...
06/01/2021

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Soo Han will be joining our George Mason University faculty as the new Director of Orchestral Studies for the upcoming academic year. Dr. Han has previously been serving as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio.

Dr. Han is also the Music Director of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In addition, he is a contributing editor for Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements for Strings, a D’Addario Orchestral Strings Artist, a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician, and a program coordinator/faculty member with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s summer Youth Orchestra program.

Prior to his appointment at George Mason University, Dr. Han served as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. He conducted the Baldwin Wallace (BW) Symphony Orchestra, the BW Opera Theatre, and led a successful performance tour with the BW Symphony Orchestra in addition to maintaining an active conducting studio.

Read more about Dr. Han here: https://music.gmu.edu/staff/dr-soo-han/

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Soo Han will be joining our George Mason University faculty as the new Director of Orchestral Studies for the upcoming academic year. Dr. Han has previously been serving as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio.

Dr. Han is also the Music Director of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In addition, he is a contributing editor for Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements for Strings, a D’Addario Orchestral Strings Artist, a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician, and a program coordinator/faculty member with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s summer Youth Orchestra program.

Prior to his appointment at George Mason University, Dr. Han served as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. He conducted the Baldwin Wallace (BW) Symphony Orchestra, the BW Opera Theatre, and led a successful performance tour with the BW Symphony Orchestra in addition to maintaining an active conducting studio.

Read more about Dr. Han here: https://music.gmu.edu/staff/dr-soo-han/

Don't miss our School of Music faculty and student performances at Reston Town Center!
06/01/2021

Don't miss our School of Music faculty and student performances at Reston Town Center!

We're bringing the music back to Northern Virginia!

Join us on Thursdays in June for "Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason," where performing arts faculty and student artists will offer free lunchtime concerts at Reston Town Square Park.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2SsImdi

Lunchtime With The Arts At Mason!Reston Town Square ParkThursdays in June at 12:30 PMJune 3rd - Mason Steel Pan Ensemble...
05/26/2021

Lunchtime With The Arts At Mason!
Reston Town Square Park
Thursdays in June at 12:30 PM

June 3rd - Mason Steel Pan Ensemble
June 10th - Mason Faculty Brass Ensemble
June 17th - Mason Cabaret
June 24th - Mason Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble

Find out more: https://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/attend-shows-events-exhibits/free-summer-concerts/lunchtime-with-the-arts-at-mason

Lunchtime With The Arts At Mason!
Reston Town Square Park
Thursdays in June at 12:30 PM

June 3rd - Mason Steel Pan Ensemble
June 10th - Mason Faculty Brass Ensemble
June 17th - Mason Cabaret
June 24th - Mason Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble

Find out more: https://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/attend-shows-events-exhibits/free-summer-concerts/lunchtime-with-the-arts-at-mason

05/24/2021

Congratulations to John Kocur for being awarded a Mason Core award for his teaching this Fall 2020! These Mason Core awards are based on student ratings - Well done John!
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#masonjazz #masonjazzfaculty #masoncore #musiceducation #jazzeducation

05/18/2021

Congratulations to the Dewberry School of Music Class of 2021! 💚💛🎶

Please join us for a retirement celebration tribute on Wednesday, May 19th at 4:30 PM for Dr. Dennis Layendecker, Direct...
05/18/2021

Please join us for a retirement celebration tribute on Wednesday, May 19th at 4:30 PM for Dr. Dennis Layendecker, Director of Orchestral Studies, Heritage Chair in Music! Check your Mason emails for access info.

Please join us for a retirement celebration tribute on Wednesday, May 19th at 4:30 PM for Dr. Dennis Layendecker, Director of Orchestral Studies, Heritage Chair in Music! Check your Mason emails for access info.

Congratulations to the Mason Latin American Ensemble for their DownBeat Student Music Award for "Graduate Group Outstand...
05/18/2021

Congratulations to the Mason Latin American Ensemble for their DownBeat Student Music Award for "Graduate Group Outstanding Performance - Latin Group!" Special thanks to Juan Megna for his excellent direction of this group and to our students for their dedication to this beautiful music!

#masonjazz #downbeat #downbeatmagazine #latinamericanmusic #georgemasonuniversity #choosemason

Please join us for a retirement celebration tribute on Monday, May 17th at 4:30 PM for Dr. Stan Engebretson, Director of...
05/17/2021

Please join us for a retirement celebration tribute on Monday, May 17th at 4:30 PM for Dr. Stan Engebretson, Director of Choral Activities! Check your Mason emails for access info.

Please join us for a retirement celebration tribute on Monday, May 17th at 4:30 PM for Dr. Stan Engebretson, Director of Choral Activities! Check your Mason emails for access info.

05/13/2021

Show some love to these Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music awardees! Congrats to all of you 🎉

#Mason2021

We can't wait to celebrate our Class of 2021 Music Graduates today! Use one of our fun Zoom backgrounds, wear festive at...
05/13/2021

We can't wait to celebrate our Class of 2021 Music Graduates today! Use one of our fun Zoom backgrounds, wear festive attire or graduation regalia, and bring a beverage of your choice for a special toast to our graduates! Check your Mason email for Zoom login information.

We can't wait to celebrate our Class of 2021 Music Graduates today! Use one of our fun Zoom backgrounds, wear festive attire or graduation regalia, and bring a beverage of your choice for a special toast to our graduates! Check your Mason email for Zoom login information.

Photos from George Mason University Flute Studio's post
05/12/2021

Photos from George Mason University Flute Studio's post

Photos from MASON JAZZ's post
05/12/2021

Photos from MASON JAZZ's post

Join us before the "A Song of Freedom" concert this Saturday for a pre-concert discussion and celebratory reception! Cli...
05/06/2021

Join us before the "A Song of Freedom" concert this Saturday for a pre-concert discussion and celebratory reception!

Click this link to attend the virtual reception this Saturday at 7:15 PM >> https://gmu.zoom.us/j/95962019163?pwd=cjBpRSszZlFuTndwV1FneXRJMmkrUT09

Join us before the "A Song of Freedom" concert this Saturday for a pre-concert discussion and celebratory reception!

Click this link to attend the virtual reception this Saturday at 7:15 PM >> https://gmu.zoom.us/j/95962019163?pwd=cjBpRSszZlFuTndwV1FneXRJMmkrUT09

Today at 12:00 PM! Tune in to hear Dr. Jessica Warren, oboist, discuss "Effective Practice Strategies, Developing a Time...
04/29/2021

Today at 12:00 PM! Tune in to hear Dr. Jessica Warren, oboist, discuss "Effective Practice Strategies, Developing a Time Log System, and the Benefits of Mindful Meditation and Practicing".

Email [email protected] for Zoom access information!

Today at 12:00 PM! Tune in to hear Dr. Jessica Warren, oboist, discuss "Effective Practice Strategies, Developing a Time Log System, and the Benefits of Mindful Meditation and Practicing".

Email [email protected] for Zoom access information!

Moving forward after the Derek Chauvin trial
04/21/2021
Moving forward after the Derek Chauvin trial

Moving forward after the Derek Chauvin trial

The verdict is in on the Derek Chauvin trial, and he has been held accountable for the injustice that occurred to George Floyd. We can breathe a collective sigh of relief that jurors reached the verdict they did. With that being said, the nation must sustain its quest for systemic change to its crim...

04/19/2021

A great day today for a Mason flute choir rehearsal!On this upcoming Saturday, every member of the studio will be together. GMU College of Visual & Performing Arts AlumniGeorge Mason UniversityReva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

The George Mason Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble will be performing an outdoor concert (!!!) tomorrow, April 17th at 11:00 AM. M...
04/16/2021

The George Mason Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble will be performing an outdoor concert (!!!) tomorrow, April 17th at 11:00 AM. Masks and distancing will be required.

Location:

Olney Park Shelter
1840 Olney Road
Falls Church, VA

The George Mason Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble will be performing an outdoor concert (!!!) tomorrow, April 17th at 11:00 AM. Masks and distancing will be required.

Location:

Olney Park Shelter
1840 Olney Road
Falls Church, VA

TOMORROW! Monday, APRIL 12, 12:30pm ET - Executive Director of Blues Alley, Harry Schnipper, will present: “The Future o...
04/11/2021

TOMORROW! Monday, APRIL 12, 12:30pm ET - Executive Director of Blues Alley, Harry Schnipper, will present: “The Future of Jazz in a Post-Pandemic Culture”

ZOOM link sent in email or reach out to [email protected]

#masonjazz #masonjazzmondays #jazz #jazzeducation #masterclass #bluesalley #georgemasonuniversity #bluesalleyjazz #musicbusiness #musicvenue #saveourstages #musicindustry #supportlivemusic

TOMORROW! Monday, APRIL 12, 12:30pm ET - Executive Director of Blues Alley, Harry Schnipper, will present: “The Future of Jazz in a Post-Pandemic Culture”

ZOOM link sent in email or reach out to [email protected]

#masonjazz #masonjazzmondays #jazz #jazzeducation #masterclass #bluesalley #georgemasonuniversity #bluesalleyjazz #musicbusiness #musicvenue #saveourstages #musicindustry #supportlivemusic

04/09/2021

Wonderful International Jazz Day recording session at the beautiful Hylton Performing Arts Center, with the Mason Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by Victor Provost! To be aired on April 30th, 8pm!

#masonjazz #steelpan #georgemasonuniversity #internationaljazzday #jazzday2021 #jazz #jazzeducation #choosemason

04/06/2021
04/01/2021
New Sound Collective and Percussion Ensemble Concert

Join us online for a virtual performance by the Dewberry School of Music's New Sound Collective and Percussion Ensemble.

The New Sound Collective, directed by Prof. John Kilkenny, features a selection of modern and contemporary chamber works showcasing the diversity of musical styles in the 20th century. The Percussion Ensemble, led by Prof. John Kilkenny, presents works that include a variety of percussion instruments.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Adriana Horne as our new Adjunct Harp Professor for the upcoming academic year! Dr. Horne ...
03/28/2021

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Adriana Horne as our new Adjunct Harp Professor for the upcoming academic year! Dr. Horne joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Prior to joining the NSO, she was the principal harpist of the New World Symphony. Previous teaching experience includes positions at The Catholic University of America, Indiana University, and Texas Tech University. Find out more ➡️ https://music.gmu.edu/staff/dr-adriana-horne/

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Adriana Horne as our new Adjunct Harp Professor for the upcoming academic year! Dr. Horne joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Prior to joining the NSO, she was the principal harpist of the New World Symphony. Previous teaching experience includes positions at The Catholic University of America, Indiana University, and Texas Tech University. Find out more ➡️ https://music.gmu.edu/staff/dr-adriana-horne/

Join us this Monday!
03/26/2021

Join us this Monday!

Less than one week away! Monday, MARCH 29, 12:30pm ET - Mason Jazz faculty Kevin McDonald will present:

“Hearing the American Civil Rights Movement in the Music of Max Roach.”

ZOOM link to be posted later this week - All are welcome!

#masonjazz #masonjazzmondays #jazz #jazzeducation #masterclass #maxroach #masonjazzdrums #drummer #georgemasonuniversity #masonjazzpercussion #zildjianfamily #teamremo #imwithvic #myperfectpair #ludwigdrums #zildjian #vicfirth #remo

03/21/2021
Mason Percussion Group

ICYMI: Our Percussion Ensemble gave a wonderful live-streamed concert earlier today!

03/18/2021

A message from President Gregory Washington to the #MasonNation:

“Tuesday’s mass murder in Atlanta returns us to terrible, familiar ground, as we try again to make sense of violence, and calm the terror that was already building within an entire cultural community.

To the Asian communities at George Mason University, I offer this: Mason is your home, and you are loved and supported here. Your safety and sense of belonging are of utmost importance to everyone. As always, our personnel are on watch to ensure your security and wellbeing, so you can resume what you came here to do: to simply learn, live, and grow to your fullest potential.”

Read the full statement here: www2.gmu.edu/news/2021-03/president-washington-we-stand-our-asian-community-after-senseless-act-violence-atlanta

Address

4400 University Dr MS 3E3
Fairfax, VA
22030

General information

The School of Music offers degrees in the following areas: Bachelor of Arts: Music Music Technology Bachelor of Music: Composition Jazz Studies* Music Education Performance Undergraduate minors in: Jazz Studies Music Music Technology World Music Master of Music: Composition Conducting Jazz Studies* Music Education Pedagogy* Performance Music Education Teacher Licensure Artist Certificate: Instrumental Performance Piano Performance Vocal Performance Doctor of Musical Arts: Composition Conducting Performance* PhD in Music Education (*) excludes vocal area

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 993-1380

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Bravo to GMU's music school for their end of year concert. Ella's song is so beautiful and inspiring!
Will the universities closure impact the timeline for notification of scholarships? This information is critical in order to make an informed decision about next steps.
Local peeps...anyone know of a Print Production Manager looking for a position? We have one at Mason! https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/46939
On behalf of Bethesda Urban Partnership: This is a friendly reminder that the 2020 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards application is now available. The application deadline is quickly approaching on Friday, November 8. Songwriters who are permanent, full-time residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are eligible to apply. The Grand Prize is $10,000 and 25 hours of recording studio time with Innovation Station Music. A $2,500 Young Songwriter Prize will also be awarded. Additional information and the application are available here: https://www.bethesda.org/arts-and-entertainment/bernard-ebb-songwriting-awards-application Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!
How can I contact the music department by phone?
"Look at George Mason University junior Nick McKee’s presentation of his violin skills on his Instagram or graduate student Valerie Stern’s branded website where she showcases her work and distinguishes herself as a pianist, composer and educator."
Celebrating April 30th, International Jazz Day. George Mason Uni featuring Mason Latin American Ensemble and Mason Jazz Ensemble. With such talented musicians as these Jazz will never die.
Hello! Looking for someone that wants to learn how to produce EDM music. I will show you the shortcuts and give you the sounds and teach you everything in a week! I am looking for anyone interested so we can collab and make music! Send me a message if you have any questions and are interested!
It's THE BEAT~ the weekly hosted open mic at Caffe Amouri. Touted as being "the most friendly, laid back open mic around," THE BEAT is a fun, laid back and friendly experience. Come on down to listen or join in. Come with friends or make new ones. It's THE BEAT! Find us at 7pm on Saturday March 23 at 107 Church Street NE, Vienna VA ---------------------------------------------- This weeks we welcome back our old friends Falling Home. Glen Schulenberg and Norman Morin share a passion for guitar playing and rock music. After enjoying an evening with neighbors and subsequently falling home they came up with the idea of joining their talents and performing in the Northern VA area. They have been Falling Home since 2013 and have been steadily gaining in popularity. They were a finalist in Vienna Idol, 2014 and love to play in small intimate venues. Drawing from artists as diverse as The Beetles, Lady Gaga, The Counting Crows and Bruce Springsteen, Falling Home have a repertoire that can entertain crowds young and old.
So proud of our University Chorale students who are rehearsing for their trip to Nairobi, Kenya in March! A big shout out to Joi Harper for her work in arranging E Polo for the Nairobi Chamber Choir and Chorale. The Nairobi Chamber Choir will premiere the work at the ACDA National Convention under the direction of Ken Wakia. We will then join a choir in Nairboi to workshop the piece!
Calling all songwriters! The fifth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards is searching for the best songwriters in the DMV. The adjudicated contest will award one talented songwriter a Grand Prize of $10,000 and a young songwriter (17 yrs. or younger) $2,500. Entries must be received by Monday, November 5, 2018 and all finalists will be invited to perform their songs on March 8, 2019. Online application available at https://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bernard-ebb-songwriting-awards-application
Hello musicians! Let us know if you need help with recital or audition tape recording!