Dear Students, Colleagues, Alumni, and Friends,

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, September 13th, at 3 pm for our Grand Piano Celebration with extraordinary performances from our student and faculty artists. We are thrilled to celebrate the renaming of our School of Music as the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music and hope you will join us for this stellar virtual celebration! 

The concert will be live-streamed on the Center for the Arts YouTube and Facebook pages. 

Warmest regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson, Director
Staying Safe and Making Music
Grand Piano Celebration
September 13th at 3:00 PM
Grand Piano Celebration
Live-stream Event
Sunday, September 13th, 3:00 PM
Don’t miss this stellar virtual celebration featuring Mason’s extraordinary student artists -- pianists, singers, and Mason's Trumpet Ensemble (led by Dr. Dennis Edelbrock) -- in special performances to celebrate the renaming of the School of Music as the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music.
Outstanding faculty artists include Dr. Linda Apple Monson, pianist, in collaboration with Dr. Anna Balakerskaia (duo-piano), Prof. Julianna Nickel (flute), Dr. Kathleen Mulcahy (clarinet), and Prof. Kerry Wilkerson (baritone). A thrilling eight-hand piano work will showcase Prof. Wade Beach, Dr. John Healey, and Drs. Balakerskaia and Monson.

The performance video will premiere on Sunday, September 13 at 3 p.m. You may view it on the Center for the Arts YouTube and Facebook pages.
Immediately following the Grand Piano Celebration concert, Friends of Music at Mason (FOMM) will host a delightful Zoom reception to thank the Dewberry Family for their tremendous generosity for music scholarship endowment support and congratulate the concert's extraordinary performers.

Please join us in lifting a glass for a toast with your Friends, School of Music faculty, student performers, and special guests. There will be some fun don't miss our celebratory reception!

For FOMM's Zoom Reception CLICK HERE. The passcode for the reception is Mozart.
A Celebration of
Arts by George
Join us online for an evening like no other with A Celebration of ARTS by George! Saturday, September 26. Streamed live on social media and GMU-TV, the event will take a look back at the tremendous success of ARTS by George! during the past 14 years.
Upcoming Student Recitals
All student recitals this semester will be live-streamed! View the full list of recitals here.

Upcoming performances:

Elizabeth Bozhich, Voice
September 16th, 5:30 PM

Kaitlin Lee, Voice
September 17th, 8:00 PM
Virtual Masterclass
Euphonium Masterclass with Adam Frey,
Performer and Entrepreneur
Monday, September 14th, 11:30 AM
Meeting ID: 850 9234 4546
Passcode: Euphonium
Director of Music Theory Dr. Megan Lavengood was recently published in Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy, writing about a new Mason theory curriculum that was designed alongside Mason Music professors Dr. Elaine Rendler, Dr. Tom Owens, and Prof. June Huang. Read her article "Bespoke Music Theory: A Modular Core Curriculum Designed for Audio Engineers, Classical Violinists, and Everyone in Between" here.
Mason student Riley Baisch was recently named the recipient of the 2020 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) President’s Innovation Award! This award honors college students who demonstrate excellence in the field of music and who are interested in pursuing a career in the music products industry. Read more about Riley and his experiences here.
Mason alumna Gretchen Kuhrmann (MM Choral Conducting) recently spearheaded an initiative to give back to the D.C. community through the local choirs in the area. She has helped raise over $30,000 for the Capital Area Food Bank! View the video and article here.
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