Dear Mason School of Music Family,

We hope you will join us for an incredible lineup of events in Mason's School of Music, including today's Baroque Dance presentations and tomorrow's Guitar Masterclass with Oscar Ghiglia. Next weekend we are thrilled to present Dr. Yunghae Chun, guest piano artist from Seoul, Korea, in a free recital at Mason on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 pm. We are also very excited about the musical theater production next weekend,  Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . This is a not-to-be-missed production combining the talents of Mason's School of Theater and School of Music!  

We are proud that Mason's School of Music was featured at the College Music Society (CMS) National Conference in Vancouver last weekend. Kudos to Dr. Jesse Guessford and Prof. John Kilkenny who presented new music and to six of our Mason students who performed at this prestigious national CMS conference!  

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
Upcoming Events
Baroque Dance Performance, Lecture, and Demonstration
Friday, October 19th, deLaski 3001

Free Admission

Oscar Ghiglia Guitar Masterclass
Saturday, October 20, Band Room (A327)

Free Admission
Join us for an afternoon of guitar with world-renowned Italian guitarist Oscar Ghiglia. A product of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Italy, Ghiglia has placed first in competitions around the world including the Orense Guitar Competition, the Santiago de Compostela Competition, and the International Guitar Competition of Radio France. An active teacher, he has given lectures and masterclasses in North and South American, Japan, and Europe.
Composers Week Recital
Sunday, October 21st, 6:00pm, deLaski 3001

Join us for the 15th annual Composers Week recital, featuring Music in the Military! This recital is a collaborative effort between our composition students and performers. Composers will draw the names of performers and then have 16 hours to compose a piece that fits the theme.
Dr. Yunghae Chun, Piano Masterclass & Recital
Masterclass: Friday, October 26th, Harris Theater

Recital: Friday, October 26th, Harris Theater
Free Admission
Dr. Yung Hae Chun, Professor-emeritus of Kyunghee University, performs a program of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Piano Variations by Aaron Copland, and Piano Sonata in B minor by Liszt. A widely recognized concert pianist and professor, Dr. Chun has degrees from Seoul National University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as professor of music at Kyunghee University for many years .
Beyond the Notes: Timbre and the Musical Narrative
Presented by Dr. Megan Lavengood
Friday, October 26th, 12:30pm, deLaski 3001

Read the abstract here .
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Presented by Mason's Schools of Theater and Music
Directed by Thomas W. Jones II
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh
Thursday, October 25th-Sunday, October 28th
Center for the Arts
Mason Percussion Ensemble
Sunday, October 28th, 4:00 pm, Harris Theatre

Free admission
Jazz Combos Concert
Wednesday, Oct 31st, 8:00pm, deLaski 3001

Free admission
Amit Peled, Cello Masterclass
Friday, November 2nd, 10:00am-12:00pm,
Monson Grand Tier

Free admission

Followed by a concert with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, November 3rd
Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble Concert
Saturday, November 3rd, 6:00pm, deLaski 3001

Free admission
Chorale Concert
Featuring University Chorale and University Singers
Sunday, November 4th, 3:00pm, Center for the Arts
Jeffrey Siegel Piano Masterclass
Monday, November 5th, 11:30am-1:30pm
Choral Room (A323)

Free admission
Mason School of Music presents
a Veteran's Day Tribute
Songs of World War I
Friday, November 9th, 1:30 pm
Monson Grand Tier

Featuring our amazing student artists
Crystal Golden, soprano and Estrella Hong, piano;
Jimmy Stevens, tenor and Faith Ellen Lam, piano
(Coached by Dr. Linda Monson)

View concert excerpt here.

Free admission
For Prospective Students
Trumpet Day
Sunday, November 4
George Mason University
deLaski Performing Arts Building
Info and registration here .

Horn Day
Sunday, November 10th
George Mason University
deLaski Performing Arts Building
Info and registration here .
Study Abroad: Germany
Performance Opportunity
In February 2019, Mason's vocal Soundcheque ensemble, directed by Dr. Stan Engebretson, will have the opportunity to perform in Cologne, Germany. Students may register for either MUSI 485.010 or MUSI 685.010. Total cost per student will be $748. Find more information here.
Kudos to Our Music Students!
Vocalists Jasmine Copeland and Joi Harper, along with percussionists Francis Favis, Andrew String, Morgan Sutherland, and Kendell Haywood (pictured above), performed in the lecture recital of Dr. Jesse Guessford and Prof. John Kilkenny at the College Music Society National Conference in Vancouver . They presented the world premiere of "She who is" composed by Dr. Guessford. Our percussionists also had the opportunity to work with Mike Harley, Professor at the University of South Carolina and founding member of Alarm Will Sound , in a performance of John Luther Adams' landmark work, "10,000 Birds". The School of Music is grateful for the support of the Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activity, and Research (OSCAR) for their support of this important performance and lecture recital at the College Music Society National Conference.
Congratulations to our Mason Music Students Eljhaie Brathwaite, Domenic Lewis, and Ronald Lee Jr. (pictured above) for their steel band performance on Wednesday, October 10th for Hispanic Heritage Month! Read the article here.
On Saturday, October 13th, we were honored to host the North Texas Euphonium Quartet (pictured above) for a wonderful evening of performances and masterclasses with our students. The quartet worked with a number of members of our Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.
On Friday, October 12th, Doc Nix & The Green Machine gave a stellar performance at Mason Madness! Check out the amazing video above.
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