School of Music at George Mason University

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.

Mission: Our mission is to enable every student to find his or her best musical voice; prepare each to fulfill society’s need for artistic and innovative musicians, scholars, music educators, and ambassadors for the arts; and graduate each with hope, confidence, and distinction.

George Mason University Flute Studio
12/11/2019

George Mason University Flute Studio

The Mason Flute Choir received a mention in Flute Talk Magazine!

George Mason Classical Guitar Studio
12/11/2019

George Mason Classical Guitar Studio

Catch the GMU Guitar Quartet performing on the Mason Arts at Old Town Hall Strings Chamber Concert. Show starts at 7:00 pm.

George Mason University Flute Studio
11/25/2019

George Mason University Flute Studio

Tomorrow!

GMU School of Music students and alumni having a wonderful time at the 2019 VMEA Conference! #vmea #music  @ The Omni Ho...
11/22/2019

GMU School of Music students and alumni having a wonderful time at the 2019 VMEA Conference! #vmea #music @ The Omni Homestead Resort

11/21/2019
George Mason Classical Guitar Studio

Don't miss a great concert from our Guitar Ensemble!

This Saturday at 8:00 in Harris Theater the George Mason Guitar Ensemble will present their Winter Concert with special guest the Robinson Secondary School Guitar Ensemble. Come hear music by Granados, Kindle, and more! Also Christmas carols.

Congratulations to Mason professor Mark Camphouse and Mason Community Arts Academy Executive Director Libby Curtis!
11/21/2019

Congratulations to Mason professor Mark Camphouse and Mason Community Arts Academy Executive Director Libby Curtis!

Members of the Symphonic Chorus sang at the Board of Supervisors Meeting this morning at the Fairfax County Government Center. Today marked the World Premiere of "Fairfax County is my Home," music by Mark Camphouse, lyrics by Elizabeth Curtis, accompanied by Chris Zimmerman.
Fairfax Symphony

Congrats to the GMU Brass Ensemble for their fantastic performance at Fairfax Old Town Hall! Don't miss the next Old Tow...
11/21/2019

Congrats to the GMU Brass Ensemble for their fantastic performance at Fairfax Old Town Hall! Don't miss the next Old Town Hall performance on December 11th featuring our String Ensemble!

The second annual GMU Combined Flute Choir concert is this Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 PM! This event features Mason f...
11/19/2019

The second annual GMU Combined Flute Choir concert is this Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 PM! This event features Mason flute students and local high school flutists, as well as special guest performers NOVAflutes and the GMU Flute Quartet!

The Mason Jazz Vocal Night is less than one week away! Monday, NOV 25, 8pm in the Center for the Arts! Jazz Voice studio...
11/19/2019

The Mason Jazz Vocal Night is less than one week away! Monday, NOV 25, 8pm in the Center for the Arts! Jazz Voice studio soloists, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble and very special guests, Forest Park High School Platinum Vocal Jazz! (2 free tickets per Mason student ID) https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-jazz-vocal-night

George Mason Classical Guitar Studio
11/18/2019

George Mason Classical Guitar Studio

Some photos from Friday’s Master Class with Berta Rojas. It’s been a great semester of masterclasses. #ChooseMason

School of Music at George Mason University

MASON JAZZ
11/14/2019

MASON JAZZ

Monday - NOV 18, 8pm - Jazz Combos & Latin American Ensemble! Free Admission | Open to the Public | MUSI 300 Credit! We hope to see you there!

George Mason Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
11/13/2019

George Mason Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble

🗣Here's the schedule for our TUBA/EUPHONIUM DAY, this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th!

✅Warm-up with Dr. David Porter
✅NOVATEQ Recital
✅Improvisation Clinic with Dr. Michael Nickens
✅United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Quartet Recital
✅Instrument Maintenance with Mr. David Fedderly
✅Style and Audition Preparation with Dr. Mark Jenkins
✅George Mason Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Concert

🚨3 vendors: Foxes Music Company, Music and Arts, and Baltimore Brass

Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VXKFnlffR0ygwAVGRgOAy62aIA8MnvlKi0e8tnEorHpUMTU4RzYwSkdOMTgyS1BQTjJaTFVYQ05aNC4u&fbclid=IwAR3TAa8Vr3tTJp4XD5c6ijnI7vJbBM8J8iL7Z3lax9fVeTsomjarYd4XuBg

MASON JAZZ
11/11/2019

MASON JAZZ

The Jazz Workshop Big Band, directed by Rick Parrell performs Wednesday, NOV 14, 8pm in Harris Theatre. Free Admission | Open to the Public | We hope to see you there!

Monday - NOV 4, 8pm - Jazz Combos & Mason Steel Pan Ensemble! Free Admission | Open to the Public | MUSI 300 Credit!  We...
11/04/2019

Monday - NOV 4, 8pm - Jazz Combos & Mason Steel Pan Ensemble! Free Admission | Open to the Public | MUSI 300 Credit! We hope to see you there!

Happy Halloween from your favorite School of Music Staff!
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from your favorite School of Music Staff!

George Mason University Flute Studio
10/30/2019

George Mason University Flute Studio

First departmental of the semester! Congratulations to these ladies on their performances. Works by Mozart, Telemann, Clarke, Foss, Poulenc and McMichael. 🎶

GMU Strings Studio
10/30/2019

GMU Strings Studio

Congrats to all of the students who performed on today's concert in the Fenwick Library lobby!

If you couldn't make it out today, come out to our next one on November 20th!

The Mason Jazz Alumni and Friends - November 2019 newsletter is out! We’ve got many wonderful upcoming events. Subscribe...
10/28/2019

The Mason Jazz Alumni and Friends - November 2019 newsletter is out! We’ve got many wonderful upcoming events. Subscribe to our list to "stay in the know!" https://conta.cc/2pVeJ6b

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
10/25/2019

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Baby 🦈, flute choir style! Standing proud with the Washington Nationals! #finishthefight

Today at 12:30!
10/25/2019
GMU Strings Studio

Today at 12:30!

Today we have the privilege of welcoming Janet Horvath to George Mason University!

She will be doing a masterclass in the Monson Grand Tier located in the Center for the Arts and injury prevention seminar in the deLaski Performing Arts building today! More info on this wonderful cellist below!

https://janethorvath.com/news-events/

Doc Nix & The Green Machine
10/24/2019
Doc Nix & The Green Machine

Doc Nix & The Green Machine

Have you heard??? 😏

While we want the Washington Nationals to sweep the series, we also want to perform at Game 5 of the MLB World Series at Nationals Park! ⚾️🥇

Stay tuned! Go Nats! ❤️💙

#FinishTheFight #OnePursuit #GoNats #StayInTheFight #WorldSeries #MLB #ChooseMason #GMUGreenMachine

Gainesville Community Choir
10/23/2019

Gainesville Community Choir

GCC had such a great experience collaborating with the George Mason University choirs this past Sunday. Thank you School of Music at George Mason University for the opportunity to share your stage and sing alongside you.

Special thanks to Dr. Lisa Billingham and Dr. Stan Engebretson for the honored invitation. It was a wonderful time for us all!

📷: Danielle Curtis/Simon Curtis - thank you!

10/23/2019
GMU Flute Choir Performs "Baby Shark"

The #natitude continues with our George Mason University Flute Studio giving their own rendition of "Baby Shark"! #finishthefight

(Washington Nationals)

Musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra (including Mason horn professor James Nickel!) performed "Baby Shark" at th...
10/21/2019
Costumed members of the National Symphony Orchestra play unique rendition of 'Baby Shark'

Musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra (including Mason horn professor James Nickel!) performed "Baby Shark" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The song has become the unofficial anthem of the Washington Nationals. Go Nats!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/sports/costumed-members-of-the-national-symphony-orchestra-play-unique-rendition-of-baby-shark/2019/10/20/69501a70-047d-4c80-b0d5-eba4879d40e4_video.html

Musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra performed "Baby Shark" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 20. The song has become the unofficial anthem of the Washington Nationals.

Congratulations to Mason alumna Krista Pack (BM Music Education) for presenting a TEDx talk on “The Power of Connectivit...
10/21/2019

Congratulations to Mason alumna Krista Pack (BM Music Education) for presenting a TEDx talk on “The Power of Connectivity through Music Education” at the San New School in Wuhan, China!

We are beyond thrilled to have had the internationally renowned Terence Blanchard on campus today for a reading session ...
10/19/2019

We are beyond thrilled to have had the internationally renowned Terence Blanchard on campus today for a reading session of some of his compositions for film, and a great conversation with some of our students!

A big “THANK YOU” to Phil Snedecor for helping to bring this all together, and to the amazing roster of DMV musicians that came out lend their talents!

#MusicAtMason #ChooseMason

George Mason University Admissions
10/18/2019

George Mason University Admissions

As promised we are starting to see a hint of fall colors here on the Fairfax campus! We can’t wait to see you at our Fall Premiere open house this Sunday from 10-2! 💚💛 #ChooseMason #Mason2024 #MasonTransfer

GMU Strings Studio
10/18/2019

GMU Strings Studio

Congratulations to the MSO on their first concert of the season!

Here's a picture of our Director of Strings June Huang and members of the studio. Special thanks for Dr. John Healy and John Armato for playing with us!

We are honored to have renowned guitarist Oscar Ghiglia with us for a 4th time TOMORROW to present a masterclass! Studen...
10/15/2019

We are honored to have renowned guitarist Oscar Ghiglia with us for a 4th time TOMORROW to present a masterclass! Students will perform works by Villa-Lobos, Bach, Da Falla, and Torroba. Join us tomorrow in Harris Theatre from 11:30 - 1:30. Hope to see you there!

Free admission, MUSI 300 available.

Our Fall 2019 Audition Day is coming up on Saturday, November 2! Be sure to submit both your university application and ...
10/14/2019

Our Fall 2019 Audition Day is coming up on Saturday, November 2! Be sure to submit both your university application and the School of Music application to register for auditions!

Register for our Fall 2019 Shadow Days for a Behind the Scenes look at the School of Music!

Jazz Trombonists - Come join the faculty at the Mason School of Music!
10/07/2019
Adjunct Faculty - Jazz Trombone

Jazz Trombonists - Come join the faculty at the Mason School of Music!

Jazz Trombone Adjunct - School of Music The George Mason University School of Music seeks a part-time artist faculty member in Jazz Trombone starting January 2020. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff...

We are honored to have members of the U.S. Navy Band with us TONIGHT to perform a chamber music concert. Performed works...
10/04/2019

We are honored to have members of the U.S. Navy Band with us TONIGHT to perform a chamber music concert. Performed works will include music by Mozart, Piazzolla, and Poulenc. 6:00 PM in Harris Theatre - free admission!

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
10/03/2019

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Ladama is here! Our very first Mason Artist-in-Residence kicked off a week of events yesterday with a Latin American music ensemble workshop and dinner with the Hispanic Student Association.

Don't miss their concert this Friday! bit.ly/2m2mUvm

George Mason University Admissions
10/02/2019

George Mason University Admissions

We can't believe it is already October and the November 1 Early Action application deadline is only one month away! Are you ready to start your journey at becoming a Patriot? Apply today! 💛💚 #Mason2024

GMU Strings Studio
10/01/2019

GMU Strings Studio

Congratulations to Eddie Adams for soloing with the Washington Sinfonetta this past weekend!

Eddie played an emotional performance of Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch.

Pictured are some of the students from the School of Music at GMU and our of Professor June Huang!

School of Music at George Mason University's cover photo
09/30/2019

School of Music at George Mason University's cover photo

Gainesville Community Choir
09/30/2019

Gainesville Community Choir

GCC has been invited to perform with the fabulous directors and singers from the School of Music at George Mason University! We can't wait for this awesome collaboration!

See you in the Center for the Arts - Concert Hall - GMU!

Monday, SEP 30 and Tuesday, OCT 1, Mason Jazz Studies, University LIFE and in collaboration with CVPA's Global Arts Coff...
09/26/2019

Monday, SEP 30 and Tuesday, OCT 1, Mason Jazz Studies, University LIFE and in collaboration with CVPA's Global Arts Coffee House Series is excited to host Master Pan Builder, Glenn Rowsey! Free and Open to the Public. MUSI 300 credit! #masonjazz #masonsteelpan

Our students had a great time at today's Music in the Lobby performance at Fenwick Library!
09/25/2019

Our students had a great time at today's Music in the Lobby performance at Fenwick Library!

This past weekend, Prof. John Kilkenny, Director of Percussion, had the opportunity to present at The Juilliard School P...
09/23/2019

This past weekend, Prof. John Kilkenny, Director of Percussion, had the opportunity to present at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division! Prof. Kilkenny gave a talk titled “The Total Package: What Colleges Are Really Looking For”.

Register today!
09/18/2019

Register today!

Haven't signed up for our annual Fall Premiere Open House on Sunday October 20th? Click the the link below to register now! Prospective freshman and transfer students are all welcome! #ChooseMason https://fal.cn/3418c

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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