Dear Mason School of Music Family,

Please join us for a terrific lineup of concerts this weekend. Our Faculty Artist Series continues tonight at 8 pm with Mason celebrated composer, Dr. Glenn Smith, in a fantastic Composition Recital of new works. We
are thrilled to present the Ellington Sacred Concert tomorrow evening with Mason's University Singers & Sound Cheque Vocal Ensemble with the Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine-Westphalia. Our Mason Singers received wonderful reviews as they recently presented this program in Cologne, Germany under the direction of Dr. Stan Engebretson. We now have the opportunity to experience Ellington's Sacred Concert tomorrow evening at Mason.  

Mark your calendars now for our Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert Tuesday, February 26th and our Mason Symphony Orchestra with stellar soloists on Monday, March 4th. Please join us for our School of Music upcoming concerts and masterclasses and experience fabulous music-making by our student artist, faculty artists, and guest artists.  

Save the date of Saturday, May 4th, for our gala School of Music celebration: A Musical Feast. This is a not-to-be-missed event that celebrates the breadth and depth of our extraordinary School of Music students!   

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
This Weekend
Faculty Artist Series: Dr. Glenn Smith, Composition
Friday, February 22nd, 8:00pm
Harris Theatre

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

Free Admission

View program here.
Ellington Sacred Concert
Vocal Sound Cheque and University Singers with the
Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine-Westphalia
directed by Dr. Stan Engebretson
Saturday, February 23rd, 8:00pm
Harris Theatre
The Youth Jazz Orchestra of
North Rhine-Westphalia Concert
dir. Michael Villmow
Sunday, February 24th, 3:00pm
Harris Theatre

Free admission

Read more about the German jazz band here.
Upcoming Ticketed Concerts
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.
Meet our Soloists performing with the Mason Symphony Orchestra on March 4th
Jeongwon Bae, Flute
Junior, Music Education
Read Jeongwon's bio here
Eddie Adams, Cello
Sophomore, Cello Performance
Read Eddie's bio here
TJ Low, Bass Trombone
Graduate Student, Bass Trombone Performance
Read TJ's bio here
Luke Ratcliffe, Piano
Junior, Piano Performance
Read Luke's bio here
Christina Phillips, Voice
Graduate Student, Voice Pedagogy
Read Christina's bio here

Yechan "Enoch" Lim, Piano
Junior, Piano Performance
Read Enoch's bio here
Free Concerts and Masterclasses
New Sound Collective Contemporary Music Ensemble
Saturday, March 2nd, 8:00pm
Harris Theatre

Free admission
Harp Masterclass
Featuring performers from George Mason University,
James Madison University, and Shenandoah University
Sunday, February 24th, 10:00am
MTB 2018

Free admission
Philipp Vogler Piano Masterclass
from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater
in Munich, Germany
Friday, March 8th, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Harris Theatre

Free admission
Composition Masterclass with Erberk Eryilmaz, composer, and Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet 
Thursday, March 7th, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Monson Grand Tier

Master Class is Free Admission

These guest artists will be featured in the upcoming Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Concert
Saturday, March 9th, 8:00pm
Center for the Arts
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