Dear Mason School of Music Family,

We are thrilled that our Mason SoundCheque Vocal Ensemble had the opportunity to perform in Cologne, Germany last week, under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson, Director of Choral Activities. They received a wonderful review from the Ruhe Nachtrichten Dortmund for their performance of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert and the world premiere of Da Pacem by Michael Villmow. We are extremely grateful for support from Mason's Global Discovery Program (through the Provost's Office and the Global Education Office) for this amazing global performance experience for our students.  

Please join us for two outstanding Faculty Artist Recitals this weekend at Mason featuring Dr. Kathleen Mulcahy, clarinet and Prof. June Huang, violin this Saturday night at 7 pm and Prof. Christopher Jewell, bassoon this Sunday night at 7 pm.  

We hope you will reserve Saturday, May 4th, for our School of Music Gala celebration-- A Musical Feast! This will be a not-to-be-missed event showcasing our extraordinary student talent! 

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
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Global Connections - Cologne, Germany
This past week, Mason's Soundcheque Vocal Ensemble (directed by Stan Engebretson) traveled to Cologne, Germany to perform Ellington Sacred Concert with the Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine-Westphalia. They also premiered Da Pacem, composed and conducted by Michael Villmow. Next week, the Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine-Westphalia will travel to Washington, D.C. to perform this program with our Mason choirs!
Ellington Sacred Concert
Vocal Sound Cheque and University Singers
directed by Dr. Stan Engebretson
Saturday, February 23rd, 8:00pm
Harris Theatre
Faculty Artist Series
Faculty Artist Series: Kathy Mulcahy, Clarinet;
June Huang, Violin
Saturday, February 16th, 7:00pm
Harris Theatre

Free Admission

View program here.
Faculty Artist Series: Christopher Jewell, Bassoon
Sunday, February 17th, 7:00pm
Harris Theatre

Free Admission

View program here.
Faculty Artist Series: Dr. Glenn Smith, Composition
Friday, February 22nd, 8:00pm
Harris Theatre

Performers include
Dr. Linda Monson, piano (two world premieres)
Estrella Hong, piano
Alexandria Guitar Quartet

Free Admission

View program here.
Ensemble Concerts
Mason Percussion Recital
Sunday, February 17th, 4:00pm
Church of the Holy Comforter
543 Beulah Rd
Vienna, VA 22180

Performing an eclectic array of music from Aldridge to Bach, snare drums to marimbas.
Mason Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert
Tuesday, February 26th, 8:00pm
Center for the Arts
View full program here.
Mason Symphony Orchestra with Concerto Soloists
featuring the winners of Mason's Annual
Concerto Competition
directed by Dr. Dennis Layendecker
Monday, March 4th, 8:00pm
Center for the Arts
View full program here.
Lecture Series
Beyond the Notes lectures are free and open to the public.

Recent Adjunct Faculty Hires
Prof. Emily Foster, Oboe
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Prof. Nicolas Laget, Music Technology
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Dr. Natasha Roule, Music History
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