Dear Students, Colleagues, Alumni, and Friends,

November greetings from the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music! Please join us this month for outstanding virtual events including masterclasses and discussions with phenomenal artists, live-streamed student degree recitals from Harris Theater, and Mason ensemble concerts as highlighted throughout this newsletter.

We are very excited about the upcoming Jazz4Justice Concert on November 20 featuring a virtual performance of Mason's Jazz Studies Area (instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles) offered in partnership with the Legal Services of Northern Virginia. This award-winning annual concert was established in 2001 by Virginia attorney Edward L. Weiner, Esq. and Founder of Mason Jazz Studies Jim Carroll. Please know that your generous gifts of support for the November 20th Jazz4Justice concert will jointly benefit the Legal Services of Northern Virginia and Mason Jazz Studies. Huge congratulations to Attorney Ed Weiner who is the recipient of the Governor's 2020 Volunteerism and Community Service Award for his tremendous efforts on leading Jazz4Justice initiatives.

We are so very grateful to our Friends of Music at Mason for your enthusiastic support of our Dewberry School of Music students and faculty. We are thankful for your presence at our virtual concerts and we are appreciative for your gifts of scholarship support for our gifted student artist-scholars.

The music from our talented Mason student artists continues to uplift and enhance our world with beauty, creativity, and joy. Please join us for these special moments of memorable music-making!

Warmest regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson, Director
Jazz 4 Justice
Jazz 4 Justice
Virtual Event
Friday, November 20th
8:00 PM
This year's celebration concert will be a virtual highlight of Mason Jazz students and faculty. Proceeds from the evening benefit Legal Services of Northern Virginia (to continue its mission of service to the Northern Virginia community) as well as providing financial support for the Mason Jazz Studies area for scholarships, recordings and student projects.
Fall 2020
Student Recitals
Our talented student artists will be presenting their degree recitals this semester virtually. View upcoming recitals here.
Upcoming Concerts, Masterclasses, and Lectures
Composing and Arranging for Horn
with Major Ryan J. Nowlin
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Friday, November 6th, 12:30 PM

Assistant Director Major Ryan J. Nowlin joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in August 2010 as staff arranger. With “The President’s Own,” Maj. Nowlin has arranged and composed a variety of music for the Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, brass ensembles, and various small ensembles.
Meeting ID: 939 0375 2413
Passcode: 026751
Alumni Artist Support Initiative: In Conversation
with Dr. Paul Chinen (BM Mason, 2014)
Presented by Mason Arts at Home
Friday, November 6th, 12:30 PM
Clarinet Masterclass with Dr. Kathy Mulcahy
Saturday, November 7th, 10:00 AM
Flute Masterclass with Prof. Julianna Nickel
Sunday, November 8th, 6:00 PM
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center:
Michael Brown, piano
Presented by Mason Arts at Home
Sunday, November 8th, 7:00 PM

with a pre-concert discussion moderated by Dr. Tom Owens
Black Artist Series:
Percussion Masterclass with Alana Wiesing
Monday, November 9th, 12:30 PM
Oscar Ghiglia Guitar Masterclass
Tuesday, November 10th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Oscar Ghiglia has given numerous concerts and master-classes throughout the world. He made his first tours to the USA and Japan in 1964-1965, and his British debut in 1966. In addition to appearing extensively in all parts of North and South America and Europe (Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands), he is a frequent performer in the Far East, Turkey, Israel, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Read more.
Third Coast Percussion: A Discussion on
Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Tuesday, November 10th, 7:30 PM

Join the Grammy ® Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion for a livestreamed conversation exploring how the artist-run ensemble is managed and the unique ways they are innovating during the era of COVID-19.
Saxophone Masterclass with Prof. Ed Fraedrich
Sunday, November 15th, 6:00 PM
New Sound Collective Presentation
Mason's Contemporary Music Ensemble
Wednesday, November 18th, 8:00 PM
Rita Porfiris, violist
Presenting String Chamber Music of
African-American Composers
Friday, November 20th, 4:30 PM
Oboe Masterclass with Prof. Emily Foster
Saturday, November 21st, 10:00 AM
Mason Brass Ensemble Concert
Sunday, November 22nd, 5:30 PM
An Evening of Operatic Arias and Art Songs
Monday, November 23rd, 7:30 PM
Save the Date!
Dewberry School of Music Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 12th, 8:00 PM

Featuring the Mason Symphony Orchestra,
University Singers, Mason Chorale,
Wind Symphony, Mason Percussion,
Mason Brass Ensemble and Woodwinds
Congratulations to alumna Vannesa Nates, who has won a flute position with the National Alliance for Audition Support training program. The Online Audition Intensive has partnered with the New World Orchestra and the Sphinx Organization. The Sphinx Organization is "heralded for its role in transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts" offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews.
Kudos to Attorney Ed Weiner, who is the recipient of the Governor's 2020 Volunteerism and Community Service Award for his tremendous efforts on leading Jazz4Justice initiatives.
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