Dear Mason School of Music Family,

We are proud to present the Artemis Trio (Julianna Nickel, flute; James Nickel, horn; Sophia Kim Cook, piano) this Sunday at 7 pm in Harris Theater.  Please join us for more extraordinary Faculty Artist Series free performances featuring Mason's world-class faculty artists. Additionally, please plan to attend Mason's Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band concert on February 25 in a memorable program.  

The Mason School of Music is well represented this weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention with performances by our Mason Faculty Woodwind Quintet, Mason flute choir, and a lecture by Professor Julianna Nickel. Additionally, our Mason vocal artists are competing at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition this weekend (held at the Old Dominion University campus).  

Our Mason Music students and alumni are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the world of music, as highlighted in this newsletter. We are excited that one of our fabulous vocal alumni, Aundi Marie Moore, had her recent Metropolitan Opera debut in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

Thank you for supporting our terrific young artists. We look forward to seeing you at our Mason School of Music concerts, lectures, and recitals. 

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson
Director, School of Music
Upcoming Concerts
Faculty Artist Series: The Artemis Trio
Sunday, February 16th, 7:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission, MUSI 300
Faculty Artist Series: Chris Jewell & Emily Foster
Friday, February 21st, 8:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission, MUSI 300
Faculty Artist Series: Kathy Mulcahy, clarinet
Sunday, February 23rd, 3:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission, MUSI 300
Faculty Artist Series: Eunae Ko Han, piano
Sunday, February 23rd, 7:00 PM
Harris Theatre

Free Admission, MUSI 300
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert
Tuesday, February 25th, 8:00 PM
Center for the Arts
Upcoming Lectures
Beyond the Notes: Whose "Country"? Lil Nas X, Categorization, and History in Music Metadata
Friday, February 14th, 12:30 PM
deLaski 3001

Free Admission, MUSI 300
Music and Math: A Harmonious Intersection
Presented by Dr. Linda Monson
Friday, February 25th, 3:00 PM
Monson Grand Tier

Free Admission, MUSI 300
Spring 2020 Series
The Mason Community will be well-represented at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention on February 15th and 16th! Professor Julianna Nickel will present a lecture about her journey with focal dystonia and her deep brain surgery clinical trial. The Mason Woodwind Quintet, including Julianna Nickel, Flute; Meg Owens, oboe, Dr. Kathy Mulcahy, clarinet, Chris Jewell, bassoon, and James Nickel, French horn; will play a recital on the 16th honoring female composers. The Mason Flute Choir was also selected to perform in the Flute Choir Showcase!
Kate Shrimpton (Senior, BA in Music) was selected to present her poster "Effect of Playing a Musical Instrument on Gross Motor Skills of Children with Autism" at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research Conference 2020 at Montana State University. Her paper explores the correlation between regular practice of a musical instrument and quality of gross motor skills in children with autism.
Graduate student Samantha Clarke (D.M.A. candidate, Instrumental Conducting) recently published a review of The Silent Musician (Why Conducting Matters) in the College Band Director's National Association's Fall 2019 report. Read her review here!
Mason Music alumna Aundi Marie Moore (B.M. Vocal Performance, former student of Prof. Patricia Miller) recently performed as the Strawberry Lady in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Porgy and Bess! Read more about Aundi here.
Congratulations to Brian Dix (M.M. Conducting, 1996), who was listed as one of the top 100 Veterans of 2019 by HillVets, a member of Hiring our Heroes & the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

The HillVets-100 honorees represent a broad spectrum of distinguished individuals and groups, including artists, elected officials, business executives, athletes and service organizations. The HillVets 100 List and annual Gala in Washington DC – represents the best of the best within the Veteran community.
Mason Music alum Stephen Keys (M.A., 1995) was recently featured in an episode of the MusicFirst podcast "Profiles in Teaching with Technology", which focuses on the intersection of music education and technology. Stephen has been teaching for 22 years and has been the band director at Bondurant Middle School in Frankfort, Kentucky since 2012. Listen to the episode here.
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