2019-2020 Audition Registration Open!
At Mason, we are proud of the musical depth, academic rigor, and diversity of opportunities we offer our students. The combined experience of our faculty in solo, chamber, band, orchestral, operatic, jazz, contemporary, and world music is more extensive than can be found at most public research universities. Our facilities in the de Laski Performing Arts Building and Music/Theater Building offer spacious practice and rehearsal facilities with Steinway grand pianos throughout. The Center for the Arts, Harris Theatre, and Hylton Performing Arts Center are some of the finest performance spaces in the Northern Virginia region. You’ll enjoy living minutes from the nation’s capital and the vibrant arts scene in Washington DC, while also feeling right at home at one of the largest and most beautiful residential campuses in Virginia.

2019-2020 Audition Dates
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020 

Scholarships Available!
Monson Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce the return of the Monson scholars Program for its second year. The program provides substantial scholarship opportunities for artist-scholars at the Undergraduate and Master's level. Applications for Fall 2019 entrance are now open! More information about the program and application process can be found below.
Priority deadline January 15
Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Apply early action before November 1 to be eligible for University scholarship

Complete an audition before March 1 to be eligible for School of Music scholarship

Significant tuition discounts available to out-of-state students

Graduate assistanships and lecturer positions available
Fall 2019 Outreach Events
Fall Shadow Days
Monday, November 4
Tuesday November 5
Get the experience of a Mason music student for a day! Led by our Mason Music Ambassadors, our Fall 2019 Shadow Days will feature opportunities to attend classes, watch and participate in ensemble rehearsals, meet faculty and current students, tour our facilities, learn about the audition process, and much more. All students are welcome to attend.
Mason Fall Premiere
Sunday, October 20
Come see why George Mason University is the premier public university in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We have the technology to support your endeavors, the faculty to inspire you, and a location like no other. This is the right time. This is the right place. Take a closer look at George Mason University. This is a separate event from the School of Music Shadow Days, but students are welcome to attend both.
Horn Day
Saturday, November 9
Trumpet Day
Sunday, November 10
Tuba/Euphonium Day
Saturday, November 16
Spend a day with current Mason brass faculty and notable guest artists. The day will include performances, masterclasses, clinics, music vendors and more. Schedule, guest artists, and more information to come soon. These events are free and open to the public. Horn day registration is now available! Trumpet and Tuba/Euphonium day registration will be available soon.