Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music http://music.gmu.edu/ https://twitter.com/MusicAtMason We are an inclusive community with the common goal to inspire artistic and academic excellence as an intrinsic element of a balanced education within an atmosphere of discipline, lifelong learning, and service within the university, local, national, and international communities.
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Operating as usual

01/16/2021
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

That is our Dr. Jacob Kohut protecting the nation, teaching children, and keeping the music alive all at once.

This is what #MasonNation is made of!

George Mason University Alumni Association.

Thank you, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt for this inspiring, heart-warming story!

WATCH: Dr. Jacob Kohut, an elementary school band teacher and member of the DC National Guard, is making time to teach when he’s not protecting the Capitol.

Happy New Year from the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music!Please join us in welcoming the newest Dewberry Sch...
01/05/2021

Happy New Year from the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music!

Please join us in welcoming the newest Dewberry School of Music Alumni! We are so proud of the accomplishments, hard work, talents, and creativity of our incredible December 2020 graduates, who have demonstrated tremendous resilience and perseverance during these extraordinary times.

We are hiring! Jazz Trumpet Adjunct Faculty. Applications are due this Friday, JAN 8! https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/4924...
01/04/2021
Jazz Trumpet Adjunct Faculty

We are hiring! Jazz Trumpet Adjunct Faculty. Applications are due this Friday, JAN 8! https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/49246

Jazz Trumpet Adjunct Faculty – Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music The George Mason University, Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music seeks a part-time artist faculty member in Jazz Trumpet starting August 2021. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the a...

Jazz Trumpeters - Mason Jazz is excited to announce an opening for Jazz Trumpet Adjunct Faculty! https://jobs.gmu.edu/po...
12/18/2020
Jazz Trumpet Adjunct Faculty

Jazz Trumpeters - Mason Jazz is excited to announce an opening for Jazz Trumpet Adjunct Faculty! https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/49246

Jazz Trumpet Adjunct Faculty – Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music The George Mason University, Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music seeks a part-time artist faculty member in Jazz Trumpet starting August 2021. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the a...

Congratulations to our December 2020 graduate award winners!
12/17/2020

Congratulations to our December 2020 graduate award winners!

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University
12/17/2020

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

Congrats to our CVPA Graduates! 🎓

Watch George Mason University's Celebration of the Entire Class of 2020 today, December 17 at 2 p.m. ET live on GMU-TV: https://buff.ly/2WbkRUJ

GMU College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni
12/15/2020

GMU College of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni

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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Check out this arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" arranged by Mason alum Jacob Kohut! This performance features Jacob p...
12/04/2020
257th Army Band

Check out this arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" arranged by Mason alum Jacob Kohut! This performance features Jacob performing alongside Mason alumn Nick Kraemer and Mason Jazz Studies/Saxophone Professor John Kocur.

Ringing in the Holiday Season with the 257th Army Band!

Carol of the Bells like it's never been heard before! Silver Line Sax featuring SGT Nick Kraemer on drum set brings this classic to life!

#armymusic #dcnationalguard #capitalguardians #militarymusic #257tharmyband #usarmybands #armyguardband #christmas2020 #holiday2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r-Y8mOeEeU

Join George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts on Dec. 1 for the second installment of The Artist-...
11/30/2020

Join George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts on Dec. 1 for the second installment of The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices. Howard, a choreographer and author will join anti-racist theater advocate Nicole Brewer for a digital conversation about being change agents for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the performing arts. This discussion will be moderated by School of Music professor Dr. Michael Nickens.

More info: https://bit.ly/2Gm0yiP

11/29/2020
Brass Ensemble Virtual Concert

The Mason Brass Ensemble is proud to present a virtual concert! This exciting program features the world premiere of "Five Sketches in Suit" for low brass octet by Andrew Markel.

We hope you enjoy the performance!

11/29/2020
Brass Ensemble Virtual Concert

The Mason Brass Ensemble is proud to present a virtual concert! This exciting program features the world premiere of "Five Sketches in Suit" for low brass octet by Andrew Markel.

We hope you enjoy the performance!

11/22/2020

The Brass Ensemble will perform a full concert next Sunday, November 29th, at 5:30 PM.

Tonight we are excited to share a preview of that captivating program! Please enjoy "Baltazar" by Anthony DiLorenzo.

11/20/2020
George Mason University's Center for the Arts

TONIGHT! Friday, NOVEMBER 20, 8pm! We hope you can join us!

Join us for the 19th annual Jazz 4 Justice.This award-winning concert presented by Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and Mason Jazz Studies is a truly unique event where attorneys, judges, students and members of the Northern Virginia community gather to celebrate their love of jazz. Proceeds from the evening benefit LSNV's mission of service to the Northern Virginia community as well as provide financial support for the Mason Jazz Studies department for trips, recordings and student projects. #MasonArtsAtHome

Happening now!
11/18/2020

Happening now!

NOV 18th Master Class with Dr. Chico Santana!

Percussionist and educator Dr. Chico Santana has an active agenda around Latin America and Europe. He has performed and leading groups in Brazil, Germany, Croatia, Switzerland, Belgium, and Spain, transiting through different genres and musical styles.

Chico holds a Ph.D. degree in music from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) in partnership with the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar (Germany). As an educator, Chico is a faculty member of the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB, Brazil). Through this institution, Chico develops researches in the areas of music education, popular music, transcultural music studies (ethnomusicology), and percussion performance. In addition, Chico's research focuses on contemporary academic topics such as decoloniality, collective apprenticeship, “rítmica”, and corporeality.

Chico has taught in prestigious institutions, such as the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and at the Itajaí City Popular Music Conservatory.

As an active scholar, Chico has published books and didactic materials through Projeto Guri", Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he worked as a pedagogical coordinator and artistic manager.

ZOOM LINK: https://gmu.zoom.us/s/92762240244

Meeting ID: 927 6224 0244
Password: 233401

George Mason University Flute Studio
11/12/2020

George Mason University Flute Studio

So proud to be part of what’s happening at Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music!

We did an in-person studio recital today with live and remote performers. Flutists worked with doctorate level pianists, improving on rehearsal and collaboration skills.

We pulled it off! 🎶 One more big recital next week!

Check out the set up pictures, as well as the performer pictures. Yes, some performers are on the tv screen!

11/12/2020
GMU Trumpet Ensemble Performs the National Anthem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvaQT0vQVQ

Veteran's Day
November 11, 2020

We offer our grateful appreciation to the current Dewberry School of Music Faculty who serve, or have served, in one of our nation's military ensembles:

Wade Beach
Jonathan Bisesi
Regan Brough
Jim Carroll
Glenn Dewey
Aaron Eckert
Dennis Edelbrock
Stan Engebretson
Emily Foster
Jeremy Freer
Kevin Gebo
Amy Horn
Mark Jenkins
Karen Johnson
Ed Knoeckel
John Kocur
Dennis Layendecker
Kevin McDonald
Shane Nickels
Xavier Perez
David Porter
Darden Purcell
Shawn Purcell
Rick Whitehead
Kerry Wilkerson
Peter Wilson

Thank you for your sacrifices and hard work in service
to our country!

Mason Jazz is proud to roll out our "JAZZ WORKOUTS" educational series for band directors and educators!  "Crosstrain" y...
11/09/2020

Mason Jazz is proud to roll out our "JAZZ WORKOUTS" educational series for band directors and educators!

"Crosstrain" your students with these highly interactive educational videos by our Jazz faculty! These videos will get your students "in shape" in the following areas:

Jazz Warm-ups for All Instruments
The Blues Scale
Brass Warm-ups
Bebop Outlines (I, II, III)
Walking ii-V-I Bass Lines
Groove/Beat Orchestrations

Unlike traditional master classes, these "workouts" are designed to get your students playing immediately and can be easily incorporated into any online lesson or rehearsal. Most importantly, we want your students to have fun!

George Mason Jazz YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfuHcmzXSiwwT6YNdS2xoJg?view_as=subscriber (Educational Videos)

Subscribe to our channel to keep up with new content!

Congrats to our alumna!
11/04/2020

Congrats to our alumna!

Vannesa graduated in 2018 from George Mason with a BA performance degree and a masters in arts administration. She now is pursuing a masters in performance with Professor Terri Sundberg at the University of North Texas.

Congratulations to Vannesa Nates, who has won a flute position with the National Alliance for Audition Support training program. The Online Audition Intensive has partnered with the New World Orchestra and the Sphinx Organization. The Sphinx Organization is "heralded for its role in transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts" offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Bravo Vannesa!! This is a really exciting opportunity!!!

Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

10/22/2020
College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

A peek at yesterday's masterclass with Third Coast Percussion!

The Grammy Award-winning ensemble is in residence with us through mid-November. Learn more about the first virtual Mason Artist-In-Residence for the 2020-2021 season: https://bit.ly/31sZC3C 🥁

Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music
George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Tune in tonight!
10/20/2020

Tune in tonight!

Join us tomorrow, Oct. 20 at 7pm, in conversation with Bree Newsome for the first installment of our new #MasonArtsAtHome Series - The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices.

More info: https://bit.ly/3nPzZ6z

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George Mason University
10/16/2020

George Mason University

“Elections belong to the people.”
-Abraham Lincoln

If you plan on 🗳 voting by ✉️ mail, Oct 23 is Virginia’s 🗓 deadline to request a mail-in ballot!

Go to 💻 MasonVotes.gmu.edu for:
✅ Upcoming Mason election events
✅ Voter guidelines
✅ Election news

📸 Photo courtesy of MasonVotes

10/16/2020
College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

Here to brighten your day with the talents of our very own Dean Rick Davis and Dr. Linda Apple Monson of the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music 🎵

'Like' of you're "staying safe here at Pandemic U!"

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 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 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!