Dear Mason Music Family,

We are proud to announce that the George Mason University Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble has been selected to perform a featured concert at the U.S. Army Tuba-Euphonium Workshop this Saturday, February 19 at 11 am. This live-streamed concert is free and open to the public. 

We are excited to present our Dewberry Faculty Artist Series (live and live-streamed viewing options) with free Sunday concerts in the beautifully renovated Harris Theater. Our concert double-header this Sunday, February 20th features a 3 pm performance with clarinetist Kathleen Mulcahy and collaborative pianist Sophia Kim Cook and a 7 pm performance with our outstanding Brass Faculty. Our February 27th 3pm concert features Julianna Nickel, flute and Eunae Ko Han, piano. Our March 6th concerts include original compositions of Glenn Smith at 3 pm and Anna Balakerskaia and Friends at 7 pm. 

We are thrilled to present the Mason Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 26th with a closing concert by the United States Army Blues Jazz Ensemble.

We hope you will join us for upcoming ensemble concerts at Mason.  We are excited for the Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert on March 1st, the Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert with concerto soloists on March 7th, and the University Singers Concert on March 9th.  

Please join us as we celebrate joyous music at Mason with our extraordinary students and faculty!

Warmest regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson, Director
Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music
Saturday, February 19, 11 am
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble performs at U.S. Army Band Workshop
Congratulations to our Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, who was invited to perform at the U.S. Army Band's annual Tuba-Euphonium Workshop this weekend! The George Mason University Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Drs. Mark Jenkins and David Porter, will perform a full concert at the event at 11am, with arrangements by Mason Music Education major John Choi.

This event will also feature a workshop led by Dr. David Porter, tuba, and a solo appearance by Dr. Mark Jenkins, euphonium.
Dewberry Faculty Artist Series
Dewberry Faculty Artist Series
Kathleen Mulcahy, clarinet;
Sophia Kim Cook, piano
Sunday, February 20th, 3 PM
Harris Theatre

This faculty recital features Kathleen Mulcahy, Director of Woodwinds & clarinet faculty, with Sophia Kim Cook, collaborative pianist, performing works by Leonard Bernstein, Theresa Martin, Valerie Coleman, and Amanda Harberg. In addition, special guest artists Lauren Sileo, flute; Chris Jewell, bassoon; Heather Green, violin; and Amy Baumgarten, cello will perform.

Admission is FREE but registration is required.
Dewberry Faculty Artist Series
Brass Faculty
Sunday, February 20th, 7 PM
Harris Theatre

This faculty recital features brass faculty members Dr. Alan Carr, Director of Brass/Trombone; Dr. Dennis Edelbrock, trumpet; Prof. James Nickel, Horn; Dr. Michael Nickens, tuba; and Dr. David Porter, tuba. Collaborative pianists Dr. Ina Mirtcheva Blevins and Dr. Eunae Ko Han will also perform. Our faculty will perform works by Piazzolla, Guiliano, O'Toole, and more!

Admission is FREE, but registration is required.
Dewberry Faculty Artist Series
Julianna Nickel, flute; Eunae Ko Han, piano
Sunday, February 27th, 3pm
Harris Theatre

Our Dewberry Faculty Artist Series continues with a performance by Prof. Julianna Nickel (flute) and Dr. Eunae Ko Han (collaborative piano). Please join us as Prof. Nickel takes a victory lap to show off the amazing results of her 2018 ground-breaking surgery for hand focal dystonia.

This concert will feature works by Uebayashi, Coleman, and Jolivet with guest student artist Jaelin Mitchell, voice.

Admission is FREE, but registration is required.
Dewberry Faculty Artist Series
Glenn Smith, Composition
Sunday, March 6, 3:00pm
Harris Theatre
Director of Composition Glenn Smith will present an evening of his own compositions, performed by fellow Mason faculty members and friends.

Featured compositions of Glenn Smith include solo piano works performed by Linda Apple Monson, woodwind trio performed by Emily Foster, oboe; Kathleen Mulcahy, clarinet; and Christopher Jewell, bassoon.  Additional performers include Anna Balakerskaia, pianist; Claire Eichhorn, clarinet; and Ricardo Cyncynates as well as guitarists Tim Evans and Sean Dodson.

Admission is FREE, but registration is required.
Dewberry Faculty Artist Series
Anna and Friends
Sunday, March 6, 7:00pm
Harris Theatre

Join piano faculty member Anna Balakerskaia and the Ensemble da Camera of Washington as they present an evening of chamber music. The trio will perform treasured chamber works from Mozart and Beethoven.

Admission is FREE, but registration is required.
Mason Jazz Festival
Mason Jazz Festival
Saturday, February 26th, 10am - 8pm
Harris Theatre
George Mason University Fairfax Campus

All performances are FREE and open to the public! Free parking will be available in Lot K.

With special performances by the Mason Jazz Ensemble (directed by Prof. Jim Carroll) and a closing festival concert by the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" premier Jazz ensemble, The US Army Blues!

Watch a short teaser video here!
Large Ensemble Concerts
Mason Wind Symphony and
Symphonic Band Concert
Tuesday, March 1, 8:00pm
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Join the Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band as we kick off our Spring 2022 Concert Series! Both ensembles will perform a variety of wind band classics by composers Vaughan Williams, Sheldon, Sousa, Giroux, and more.

This concert will also feature Wind Symphony solo competition winners Sara Alsaadi, flute; and Brice Bach, trumpet.

The Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band are directed by Prof. Mark Camphouse and DMA Assistant Conductor Samantha Clarke.
Mason Symphony Orchestra and
Concerto Soloists
Directed by Dr. Soo Han
Monday, March 7, 8:00pm

Join the Mason Symphony Orchestra on a journey of a thousand and one nights as they perform Rimsky-Korsakov's groundbreaking work Scheherezade. Inspired by stories from Tales of the Arabian Nights, this masterful work tells the tales of the princess Scheherezade and Sinbad the Sailor.

This concert features our incredible student concerto competition winners: GaYoung Lee performing movement III of Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto, and Rosie Wright performing "Una voce poco fa" from Rossini's The Barber of Seville.

GaYoung Lee is a DMA piano student of Dr. Linda Monson and Rosie Wright is a BM vocal student of Prof. Patricia Miller.
University Singers Concert
Directed by Dr. Lisa Billingham
Wednesday, March 9, 8:00pm
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham, the University Singers is a select choral ensemble at Mason dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music.

This concert features a variety of choral works, including works by Mozart, Dawson, Hagenberg, and Einojuhani Rautavaara.
Spring 2022 Concert Series
Upcoming Strings Masterclass
Strings Masterclass with Brian Hong, violin
and Tomomi Sato, piano
Masterclass open to Mason Students and Faculty
Monday, February 21, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Harris Theatre
Upcoming Student Recitals
Michael Barranco, Doctoral Percussion Lecture Recital
February 19, 3pm
deLaski 3001

Gregory Freeman, Doctoral Trombone Recital
February 19, 5pm
deLaski 3001

Zoey Lamb, Senior Flute Recital
February 21, 7pm

Zach Sellers, Senior Trombone Music Education Recital
March 3, 7pm
Harris Theatre

Nelly Solares, Senior Vocal Music Education Recital
March 4, 7pm
Harris Theatre

Julia Brice, Clarinet Non-Degree Recital
March 5, 3pm
deLaski 3001

Madelyn Austin, Master's Oboe Recital
March 6, 12pm
deLaski 3001

Jon Farrington, Junior Tuba Recital
March 9, 7pm
Harris Theatre

All student recitals will occur live and in-person. A live-stream link will be available as the recital date approaches.
Kudos to DMA percussion candidate Michael Barranco on his invitation to present at the Athens Institute for Education and Research 13th Annual Visual and Performing Arts Conference! He will present his dissertation topic, "The Sound of Metal: Timbral Characteristics of Crash Cymbals, Triangles, and Tambourine" this upcoming summer in Athens, Greece.
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