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.

05/02/2019
MASON JAZZ

The Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble performing Count Basie's "Little Pony," arranged by Tim Brent! Video by Mason alumni, Adam Gambrel!

The Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble performing Count Basie's "Little Pony," arranged by Tim Brent! Video by Mason alumni, Adam Gambrel!

#ChooseMason
04/30/2019
WGI Sport of the Arts

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George Mason University Indoor Percussion, the only competing PIW group in the state of Virginia, celebrates 10 years of performance, inspiration and growth. Learn more about the four-time World Championships finalist at bit.ly/wgigmu10! #wgipercussion #wgi

Congratulations to Dr. Stan Engebretson, Director of Choral Studies!
04/30/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Stan Engebretson, Director of Choral Studies!

The Choralis Foundation, a Virginia-based choral arts organization, is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 J. Reilly Lewis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Choral Music is Dr. Stanley Engebretson. Congratulations!

Don't miss these 2 upcoming chamber concerts! Both performances are free admission with MUSI 300 credit available.
04/30/2019

Don't miss these 2 upcoming chamber concerts! Both performances are free admission with MUSI 300 credit available.

A Musical FeastSaturday, May 4th5:30 - 10:00 PMGuests have the rare opportunity to experience an array of student showca...
04/26/2019

A Musical Feast
Saturday, May 4th
5:30 - 10:00 PM

Guests have the rare opportunity to experience an array of student showcases in opera, piano, jazz, percussion, wind symphony, and more. The unforgettable evening includes hors d'oeuvres, desserts, wine bars, and a culminating performance in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall featuring School of Music vocal and instrumental ensembles, including Mason Symphony Orchestra, Green Machine, Chorale/University Singers, Jazz, and more!

One out of every four Mason School of Music students receives financial aid funded by charitable donations, and all Musical Feast proceeds support student scholarships.

For additional information, please email Alice Magelssen-Green at [email protected] or call 703-993-1593.

cvpa.gmu.edu/musical-feast

04/25/2019
George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Pretty amazing story, if you are looking for some good news right now, give this a read.

This incredible story continues to inspire us! We're thrilled for Mason School of Music student Eddie Adams, and are excited to see his future unfold.

If you want to see him perform and help raise School of Music scholarship funds, along with many other talented Mason musicians, you can join us for A Musical Feast Concert on May 4 at CFA. 🎟 bit.ly/2UF8xcd

cc Washington Post

04/24/2019
George Mason University's Center for the Arts

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

This incredible story continues to inspire us! We're thrilled for Mason School of Music student Eddie Adams, and are excited to see his future unfold.

If you want to see him perform and help raise School of Music scholarship funds, along with many other talented Mason musicians, you can join us for A Musical Feast Concert on May 4 at CFA. 🎟 bit.ly/2UF8xcd

cc Washington Post

Congratulations to the Latin American Ensemble, directed by Juan Megna, for being awarded "Latin Group - Outstanding Gra...
04/24/2019

Congratulations to the Latin American Ensemble, directed by Juan Megna, for being awarded "Latin Group - Outstanding Graduate Performance" in the DownBeat 42nd Annual Student Music Awards! Get your copy today to see all the winners! (Photo by Evan Cantwell)

04/24/2019

TODAY!! 1:30 - 3:30 at the JC South Plaza

Dr. Michael West Nickens aka Doc Nix and Dr. Wendi Manuel-Scott, in collaboration student composers and performers, present “Mason Legacies: Listening to the Ancestors”

Poetry, Song, Music, History

Free Food! Come eat!

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
04/22/2019

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

"No better way is there to learn to love nature than to understand art." - Oscar Wilde

Happy Earth Day!

Read about our wonderful Tuba Euphonium Ensemble!
04/19/2019
Fourth Estate

Read about our wonderful Tuba Euphonium Ensemble!

Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Gets Low: Mason’s Tuba Euphonium Ensemble is going strong with performances scheduled throughout the spring http://bit.ly/tubaensemble

GMU Strings Studio
04/19/2019

GMU Strings Studio

Congratulations to our studio and the George Mason Symphony Orchestra on an amazing concert!

Special congratulations to our cellist and composer Paul M. Rodriguez on the premiere of his piece titled "Romance in the Alpines".

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University
04/17/2019
College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

Wonderful article about the current School of Music student Eddie Adams! We're so grateful to the many donors who support scholarships that enable us to help students like Eddie. We're proud of alumni like Ben Pereyra and professors such as June Huang, whose work as arts educators changes lives.

04/17/2019
GMU Strings Studio

Check out our fantastic Strings studio!

Our studio has a new promotional video! Check out what some of our members have to say about the GMU Strings Studio!

#GMU #ChooseMason #MusicAtMason #GMUStrings

04/12/2019
GMU Choirs

Don't miss the Chorale Showcase tomorrow at 8:00 PM!

If you LOVE Broadway music, then come to our Broadway Showcase on April.13.2019.
Mason Students can pick up 2 FREE tickets at the CFA box office. General public may buy your tickets at https://cfa.gmu.edu or at the box office!

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
04/11/2019

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

🌸 Happy spring! 🌸

04/05/2019
George Mason University's Center for the Arts

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Announcing our 19-20 Season!

Discover inspiring performances by some of the world's finest artists. Through April 16, subscriptions are available exclusively for the Friends of the Center of the Arts.

Discover: bit.ly/2uL6gEn

04/05/2019

Thank you so much to everyone who gave today! The Friends of Music scholarship donor challenge has exceeded its goal with 23 donors and over $3,000 for scholarship funding. 🎻🎷🎼🎹😄

Only four more donors to get to our goal for 20 donors and an additional $1,000 gift for Friends of Music! Thanks to eve...
04/04/2019
givingday.gmu.edu

Only four more donors to get to our goal for 20 donors and an additional $1,000 gift for Friends of Music! Thanks to everyone who has already given! https://givingday.gmu.edu #MasonArts, #ArtsatMason, #GivingDay, #Give2Mason

We only have 13 donors to go to unlock another $1,000 for scholarship funding for the School of Music. Help us spread th...
04/04/2019
givingday.gmu.edu

We only have 13 donors to go to unlock another $1,000 for scholarship funding for the School of Music. Help us spread the word! https://givingday.gmu.edu/ #ArtsatMason, #GivingDay, #Give2Mason

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) starts TODAY with the Big Band Showdown, 8pm in the Center for the Arts! 3 great bands - T...
04/01/2019

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) starts TODAY with the Big Band Showdown, 8pm in the Center for the Arts! 3 great bands - The Mason Jazz Ensemble, Yorktown High School and Westfield High School! We hope to see you there! http://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/big-band-showdown

03/28/2019
Hylton Performing Arts Center

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Joins us for Raising Voices, a thrilling concert showcasing the breathtaking talent of Mason Opera students and the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists. It's the kick-off event for an innovative partnership between these two organizations.

April 7. 🎶 bit.ly/2HqDajb

Arbor Terrace of Herndon
03/27/2019

Arbor Terrace of Herndon

Last week, Arbor Terrace of Herndon celebrated their Grand Re-Opening event!

We were able to showcase our building while also celebrating everyone that makes our community what it is.
Special thank you to School of Music at George Mason University for providing the party with wonderful music. Thank you to BrightStar Care Fairfax for providing the wine. Thank you to Care With Love for sponsoring the tasty parting gifts made by Sweet Signatures.
Thank you to the Town of Herndon Government and the Herndon Historical Society for educating our guests on the history of the town we live in!
Thank you to our sister community Arbor Terrace Fairfax for all of your support.
A huge thank you to our building owners, Capitol Seniors Housing for making this building grand re-makeover possible.
And of course to The Arbor Company - Arbor Terrace of Herndon wouldn't be who we are without Arbor's core values that are instilled in us every day!

The Mason Jazz Festival is this Saturday, MAR 23, 12noon - 8pm in Harris Theatre! Performances by 8 guest bands, the Mas...
03/20/2019

The Mason Jazz Festival is this Saturday, MAR 23, 12noon - 8pm in Harris Theatre! Performances by 8 guest bands, the Mason Jazz Ensemble, Mason Latin American Ensemble and US Navy Band Commodores! All performances are FREE and open to the public. FREE parking in LOT K! https://music.gmu.edu/visit-us/mason-jazz-festival/

Flute departmental today at 12:30 in Harris Theatre!
03/18/2019

Flute departmental today at 12:30 in Harris Theatre!

Come all this Monday to hear this great program! Please share this post!

#ChooseMason
03/15/2019

#ChooseMason

Will we see you tomorrow in the #Fringe?

#wgi #wgipercussion #wgieast #ChooseMason #GMUIndoorDrumline

Our very own Dr. Owens!!
03/08/2019

Our very own Dr. Owens!!

Our dancers worked with Professor Owens, a Mason Music Professor, to discuss the work of Phillip Glass whose work features minimalism and highlights the simplicity of music. Our dancers will be performing to one of his pieces in our upcoming gala, choreographed by Lucinda Childs

03/06/2019
NBC Washington

#Inclusion

How did Veronica Lewis, a legally blind woman, land a spot on George Mason's Green Machine pep band? Like a boss.

"I told him, 'Hey, I can't handle flashing lights, I also need large print, I have trouble walking — Hi, I'm Veronica. I also play an instrument you guys don't have in the band right now.'"

The Mason Summer Music Intensive begins June 17th! More information at https://masonacademy.gmu.edu/summer/music-camps/.
02/27/2019

The Mason Summer Music Intensive begins June 17th! More information at https://masonacademy.gmu.edu/summer/music-camps/.

Join us for Mason Summer Music Intensive for trumpet, clarinet, flute, and percussion this summer! Faculty for these programs include several from the School of Music at George Mason University. Students will explore new repertoire, build their technique, and participate in mock auditions and masterclasses. A residential option is available for students wishing to stay on campus for a fully immersive experience. Register today at https://masonacademy.gmu.edu/summer/music-camps/

Strings at Mason Community Arts Academy
02/26/2019
Strings at Mason Community Arts Academy

Strings at Mason Community Arts Academy

New this summer: a Chamber Music Summer Intensive for advanced violin, viola, cello, and piano students! Students will play in two different ensembles, have daily coachings, and get to work directly with School of Music at George Mason University faculty!

Learn more and see audition requirements on the website today:

Mason Community Arts Academy
02/25/2019
Mason Community Arts Academy

Mason Community Arts Academy

We were honored to receive a vibraphone donation to Instruments in the Attic from the family of the late jazz musician Charlie Barden, which will be used in the School of Music at George Mason University jazz department.

02/20/2019
Doc Nix & The Green Machine

Music builds community.

#ChooseMason

As we're gearing up for homecoming this weekend, Doc Nix and Darrell Green take us through Mason's fight song.

Do you know the words? Make sure you're ready to go at the Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne game this Saturday, 2/23, in EagleBank Arena!

Get your tickets at tickets.gomason.com. See you there!

#MasonHC #GetPatriotic #FillEBA #SingForGeorgeMason #MarchOnwardToVictory #MasonAlumni #ChooseMason #GMUGreenMachine #MasonAthletics #MasonNation

We are three weeks away from the "Mason Vocal Jazz Festival" with Lisanne Lyons and Mason alumni, Brad Rees! MARCH 9th, ...
02/12/2019

We are three weeks away from the "Mason Vocal Jazz Festival" with Lisanne Lyons and Mason alumni, Brad Rees! MARCH 9th, at George Mason University. Vocal Jazz, A Cappella and Pop ensembles are welcome! Registration is still open for interested groups! https://music.gmu.edu/visit-us/mason-vocal-jazz-festival/

Tomorrow!!
02/11/2019

Tomorrow!!

TOMORROW is the day! A record 30 creative industry employers will be on site to recruit Mason students and alumni for internships and paid positions.

Don’t forget to register: http://masonarw2019.eventbrite.com/

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance School of Music at George Mason University George Mason University Arts Management Program Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program Film at Mason GMU PRSSA Film and Media Studies at Mason Music Productions Club of GMU Mason Percussion Doc Nix & The Green Machine George Mason University Indoor Drumline MASON JAZZ VOICE MASON JAZZ GMU Alpha Psi Omega- Alpha Zeta Upsilon Cast Mason Vocal Studies & Opera Theater George Mason Concert Bands College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

George Mason University Patriots Fife and Drum Corps
02/10/2019

George Mason University Patriots Fife and Drum Corps

We had a great time performing at the George Mason Men's Basketball game today! Go Mason! 💚💛#ChooseMason #PatriotsFifeAndDrum

Thank you DownBeat magazine for the feature in your “Jazz on Campus” section of the FEBRUARY issue! We are very grat...
02/01/2019

Thank you DownBeat magazine for the feature in your “Jazz on Campus” section of the FEBRUARY issue! We are very grateful for your support of the Mason Jazz program! Copies are in stores or subscribe online. http://downbeat.com/ #masonjazz

Arts in the Real World Internship and Career FairTuesday, February 124:00 – 7:00 PMCenter for the Arts Concert HallFre...
01/29/2019

Arts in the Real World Internship and Career Fair
Tuesday, February 12
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Free for all Mason students and alumni!
Registration is required: masonarw2019.eventbrite.com

Two weeks from today!

Meet recruiters from more than 25 arts, design, entertainment and media employers seeking Mason students and alumni for internships and paid positions!

Companies include Arena Stage, Wolf Trap, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and more. Stop by with your resume or portfolio!

Arts in the Real World Internship and Career Fair
Tuesday, February 12
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Free for all Mason students and alumni!
Registration is required: masonarw2019.eventbrite.com

George Mason University School of Art George Mason University School of Dance School of Music at George Mason University Film at Mason Mason Game Design Program Film and Media Studies at Mason Music Productions Club of GMU Mason Percussion Doc Nix & The Green Machine George Mason University Indoor Drumline MASON JAZZ VOICE MASON JAZZ GMU Alpha Psi Omega- Alpha Zeta Upsilon Cast Mason Players Mason Vocal Studies & Opera Theater George Mason Concert Bands College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

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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

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