Dear Mason Music Family,

We are so very proud of our 80 Music Graduates that earned bachelors, masters, and doctoral music degrees at Mason's Spring 2019 Commencement ceremony. We are thrilled that our Mason Chorale recently sang at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham. Our Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Porter, recently performed for the International Tuba Euphonium International Conference in Iowa. I just returned from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission conference where I had the responsibility of evaluating nationally accredited music programs in various universities and conservatories throughout the United States.  

I want to recognize and thank our terrific administrative team in our School of Music. I am grateful to  Dr. Tom Owens, Associate Director of the School of Music, for his wonderful expertise and dedication to our students.  I want to thank Dr. Lisa Billingham for her devoted service as Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the past several years. She is excited to conduct the Mason Chorale and to teach choral music education classes in the upcoming academic year. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gregory Robinson as our new Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the School of Music, effective June 17th. 

Additionally we are happy to announce our new Director of Brass, Dr. Alan Carr, who will be joining us in August. Finally, we hope you will join us for terrific jazz concerts here at Mason on June 23-28 for our National Jazz Workshop.  Happy Summer!

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
Mason Chorale at Carnegie Hall
Last week, members of Mason's University Chorale had the honor of performing Dan Forrest's "Requiem for the Living" at the renowned Carnegie Hall under the baton of Dr. Lisa Billingham. Read the press release here.
Mason Tuba Euphonium Ensemble
at International Conference
Mason's Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Porter, recently performed at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Iowa City, Iowa! Our low brass ensemble performed works by Strauss, Mantia, and Debussy, as well as compositions by Mason alumni. The concert featured Mason graduate student Chris Troiano as euphonium soloist.
Free Jazz Events at Mason
The National Jazz Workshop
George Mason University
June 23 - 28
Center for the Arts Concert Hall
New Director of Brass
Dr. Alan Carr will be joining us as our new Director of Brass (Term Assistant Professor of Music), effective August 2019. Dr. Carr is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (BM), The Juilliard School (MM), Yale University (AD), and, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA), where he was a Paul J. Collins Distinguished Fellow. Read more about Dr. Carr  here .
New Director of Graduate Studies
We are pleased to have Dr. Gregory Robinson, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, join our administrative team as Director of Graduate Studies.
Kudos to Mason Music Grads!
Congrats to Achievement Award Recipients May 2019
Undergraduate Academic Achievement:

Ariel Williams (BM Music Education)
Kelly Monteith (BM Performance)

Undergraduate Performance Achievement:

Seika Van Keuren (BM Music Education)
Morgan Sutherland (BM Performance)
Graduate Academic Achievement:

Crystal Golden (MM Performance)
Chad Steffey (DMA Conducting)

Graduate Performance Achievement:

Crystal Golden (MM Performance)
Andrew Miller (DMA Performance)
Departmental Service:
Joshua Ellis (BA Music, Arts Management minor)
Sophie Heeden (BA Music, Arts Management minor)
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