Dear Mason Music Family,

We are very excited to present our Fall Choral Concert this Sunday, October 20th at 3 pm and our Mason Percussion Ensemble Concert on Sunday, October 27 at 4 pm. We are eagerly anticipating the Fall Musical Production of "Rags" on October 31-November 2 presented by the Schools of Theater and Music.  Please read the wonderful interview with CVPA Dean Rick Davis regarding this extraordinary work .

It was great seeing many of you at recent terrific concerts that were presented by our School of Music students and faculty, including the Mason Wind Symphony, Mason Symphony Orchestra, and the Annual Faculty Artist Showcase Recital.  

Hope to see you this weekend at Mason's Center for the Arts for our Fall Choral Concert! We thank you for your support of our Mason Music students and faculty! 

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
Upcoming School of Music Events
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. View the full program here!
Janet Horvath Cello Masterclass
Friday, October 25th, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Monson Grand Tier

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available

Find out more about Janet Horvath here .
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Sunday, October 27th, 4:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available

Performing the music of Jennifer Higdon, Edgar Varese, John Cage, Per Andreeson, and the Washington-area premiere of Joe Pereira’s Mallet Quartet!
New Sound Collective Concert: "Silence is an Illusion"
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Saturday, November 2nd, 6:00 PM
deLaski 3001

Free Admission
MUSI 300 available

“Silence is an illusion. The world always makes noise” Is it? Decide for yourself at Mason New Sound Collective's fall concert! Enjoy a variety of contemporary and student-composed works. There will be several newly premiered pieces you won’t want to miss!
CVPA Fall Musical Production
School of Theater in collaboration with School of Music present
Directed by Dr. Rick Davis
Musical Direction by Prof. Joe Walsh
October 31st - November 3rd
Center for the Arts

Composed by the creators of Wicked, Godspell, Annie, Bye Bye Birdie and other American classics, Rags is a heart-warming and powerful tale showcasing the grit and optimism of immigrants arriving in Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century.

Mason’s Schools of Theater and Music have a rare opportunity to work with the award-winning creative team on this new adaptation of a hidden musical gem. Be among the first to hear Rags’ newly revised libretto in this D.C.-area premiere, and take in the ravishing score and sweeping saga of American’s immigrant past blending with new American values.

Find out more here!
Prospective Music Students:
Instrument Days
More information and registration at (under the "Visit Us" tab)!
Remaining 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
Remaining Events
Kudos to Mason Music Alumna!
Mason Music Alumna Mary-Hannah Klontz (D.M.A. Choral Conducting) was recently featured on the front page of November's Choral Journal! View her article "From Out of the Depths: Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" (Psalm 130), Op. 50B" here!
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