Dear Mason Music Family,

We hope you will join us tomorrow, Tuesday at 8 pm for our Mason Wind Symphony and Fairfax Wind Symphony Concert . Prof. Julianna Nickel will be the featured soloist in Frank Ticheli's Silver Lining for flute and wind ensemble, conducted by Prof. Mark Camphouse. Additionally, Mason's Wind Symphony will perform The Sinfonians in memory of Prof. John E. Casagrande (1942–2019), who served with distinction as a George Mason University School of Music faculty member from 1997 until his retirement in 2010.

We also hope you will join us for our 2019 Annual Faculty Artist Showcase recital this Sunday, October 13, at 3 pm in Harris Theater. This free concert will feature 15 outstanding Mason School of Music faculty members representing strings, winds, voice, piano, brass, guitar, steel pan, and composition. 

Please mark your calendars for our Mason Symphony Orchestra concert on Wednesday, October 16th at 8 pm.   

We look forward to sharing extraordinary music with you!

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
Upcoming Events
Mason Wind Symphony
with the Fairfax Wind Symphony
Tuesday, October 8th. 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts

Conducted by Prof. Mark Camphouse, Mason's Wind Symphony will perform music by Persichetti, Camphouse, and more! Prof. Julianna Nickel will also be performing Frank Ticheli's  Silver Lining for flute and wind ensemble.

Prof. Anthony Maiello will conduct the Mason Wind Symphony's performance of The Sinfonians in memory of Prof. John E. Casagrande (1942–2019).
Fall 2019
Faculty Artist Showcase

Sunday, October 13th, 3:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission

Featuring Mason Music Faculty:

Prof. Lisa Berger (voice)
Prof. Emily Foster (oboe)
Prof. June Huang (violin)
Dr. Jennifer Lapple (flute)
Dr. Ina Mirtcheva-Blevins (piano)
Dr. Linda Monson (piano)
Prof. Seong Won Nam (voice)
Dr. Joanna Owen (violin)
Dr. David Porter (tuba)
Prof. Victor Provost (steel pan)
Dr. Dorotea Racz (cello)
Dr. Glenn Smith (composition)
Prof. Matt Trkula (guitar)
 Prof. Jim Van Slyke (voice)
Prof. Kerry Wilkerson (voice)

Performing works by: Albeniz, Amirow, Dehlinger, Handel, Puccini,
Glenn Smith, Silvestrini, Van Heusen, and more.

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, October 16th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Join us as the Mason Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Dennis Layendecker, performs works by Bach, Brahms, and Mozart.
Fall Choral Concert
Sunday, October 20th, 3:00 PM
Center for the Arts Concert Hall

This concert will feature the University Chorale, University Singers, and Gainesville Community Choir.
Upcoming Masterclass
Simone Dinnerstein Piano Masterclass
Monday, October 14th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Choral Room (PAB A323)

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available
Mason Music Around Campus
Arts by George was featured in a recent article by Fourth Estate, Mason's campus newspaper. Read all about it here.
Members of the University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Bilingham, were invited to participate in an event to celebrate Mason students who received Golden Delivery competition winners from Starship Robots. This event captured our Chorale in a rendition of Moses Hogan’s”Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit”. Watch a video of their performance here.
Music Education student Kent Baker has been selected as finalist in the Dallas Winds’ annual brass fanfare competition! His piece Land of the Free, Home of the Brave will be performed by the Dallas Winds in April. Read more here.
October Departmental Recitals
All School of Music Student Departmental Recitals are free and open to the public. MUSI 300 credit is available.
School of Music
Fall 2019 Concert Series
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