Dear Mason School of Music Family,

We have a thrilling line up of concerts to share, including Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band this Thursday night (April 25) with works by Mozart, Camphouse, and more! Mason Opera presents Gian Carlo Menotti's The Medium and Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica in Harris Theater this weekend (April 26, 27, 28).  Our Jazz Area presents Mason Jazz Vocal Night on Monday, April 29 and International Jazz Day on Tuesday, April 30. 

We are also eagerly anticipating A Musical Feast gala celebration on Saturday, May 4th. This is the final week to purchase tickets for the full evening's gala festivities (5:30 - 9:30 pm), including the Student Performance Showcases, Music Technology Demo, poster sessions, sumptuous food, and wine. It is also possible to purchase the 8 pm Musical Feast concert ticket separately ($30 adults, $15 seniors and youth) for a fast-paced and engaging 90 minute performance featuring a musical sampling of Mason's stellar ensembles, including Wind Symphony, Green Machine, Opera, University Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Drumline, and antiphonal brass! We hope to see you at our Musical Feast Gala Celebration on May 4th, a benefit for music scholarships for our amazing students! 

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
Upcoming Performances
Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Thursday, April 25th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Mason Opera: The Medium and Suor Angelica
April 26th & 27th, 8:00 PM
April 28th, 2:00 PM
Harris Theatre
Mason Jazz Vocal Night
Monday, April 29th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Join us for an evening dedicated to Jazz Vocals! Performances by solo vocalists from the Mason Jazz Voice Studio, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Darden Purcell and special guests, Potomac Falls High School Vocal Jazz, directed by Fawn Phillips!
International Jazz Day
Tuesday, April 30th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

International Jazz Day (April 30th) is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April. International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 "to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe."
New Sound Collective Concert
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Wednesday, May 1st, 8:00 PM
deLaski 3001

Free Admission
A Musical Feast Concert
Saturday, May 4th, 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall
This exciting and fast-paced concert will showcase the breadth and depth of Mason's School of Music ensembles, including Wind Symphony, Fife and Drum Corps, Green Machine, Jazz Ensembles, Opera, Symphony Orchestra, University Choirs, Brass Ensemble, and Drumline! Enjoy an evening of impressive, engaging, and celebratory musical works performed by Mason's sensational School of Music students.
Find out more about the A Musical Feast fundraiser gala event on May 4th starting at 5:30 pm with Student Performance Ensemble Showcases (including Steel Pan, Tuba Euphonium, Guitar, Woodwinds, Opera, and more), Music Technology Demo, and sumptuous food and wine. 8:00 pm concert is included with purchase of gala ticket.
One of Mason's sophomore cello students, Eddie Adams, was recently featured in the Washington Post. Read Eddie's inspiring story here.
Crystal Golden, a graduate vocal student at Mason, was recently featured in the Northern Virginia Magazine. Read about Crystal here!
Mason's Tuba Euphonium Ensemble was recently featured in Fourth Estate, Mason's student newspaper. Read the article here!
Dr. Stan Engebretson (Director of Choral Studies) will receive the J. Reilly Lewis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Choral Music from the Choralis Foundation! Read more about Dr. Engebretson here.
Prof. Julianna Nickel (flute) has been honored as a 2019 George Mason University Teacher of Distinction! Read more about Prof. Nickel here.
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