Dear Dewberry School of Music Family,

Please join us for fabulous upcoming virtual events, including stellar student recitals, Mason Cabaret's performance of "Sing Happy" this Sunday at 4 pm, and thought-provoking lectures next week. We are pleased to launch the Dewberry Faculty Artist Series this semester with four recitals on Tuesdays at 7 pm produced by Mason Arts at Home. Our first Dewberry Faculty Artist Series Recital will feature our wonderful woodwind faculty on March 2nd.

We are thrilled to welcome Prof. Graham Breedlove, new adjunct faculty member in Jazz Trumpet, to our jazz studies faculty for the upcoming academic year. 

With my warmest regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson, Director
Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music
New Adjunct Faculty -
Jazz Trumpet
We are thrilled to welcome Prof. Graham Breedlove to our Dewberry School of Music Jazz Studies Faculty!

Graham Breedlove has performed on four continents in more than twenty countries, with headliners representing more than one hundred Grammy nominations. Among these are: The Saturday Night Live Band, Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, Ramsey Lewis, Mariah Carey, and Doc Severinsen. Currently, Mr. Breedlove is a trumpet soloist with the Army Blues jazz ensemble, part of The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC and he has appeared as a soloist, composer/arranger or lead player on seven CDs with the Army Blues.
Upcoming Events
The Mason School of Theater presents:

Mason Cabaret: Sing Happy!
The Music of Kander & Ebb
Prof. Joseph Walsh, Music Director

Sunday, February 14th, 4:00 PM
Featuring Mason Music Students Brian Bera (electric/upright bass), Noah Dengler (drums), Eduardo Fajardo (flute/piccolo), Erie Liang and Katie Kessler (clarinet), Riley Baisch (trumpet), and Mason alum Anthony Dass (trumpet).
From Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter:
Voices Raised in Jazz and Protest
Monday, February 15th, 12:30 PM
Meeting ID: 922 4155 8888
Passcode: 767681
A Conversation with Distinguished American Composer Frank Ticheli
Tuesday, February 16th, 4:30 PM
Meeting ID: 921 2688 2106
Passcode: 168840
Dewberry Faculty
Artist Series
Tuesday, March 2nd, 7:00 PM
Wonderful Woodwinds!

Tuesday, March 16th, 7:00 PM
Percussion, Saxophone, and Steel Pan!

Profs. John Kilkenny & John Bisesi, percussion
Prof. John Kocur, saxophone
Prof. Victor Provost, steel pan


Tuesday, March 30th, 7:00 PM
Brilliant Brass!

Dr. Alan Carr, trombone
Dr. Dennis Edelbrock, trumpet
Dr. Mark Jenkins, euphonium
Dr. David Porter, tuba
Dr. Ina Mirtcheva Blevins, collaborative piano

Tuesday, April 13th, 7:00 PM
Duo-Piano and Musical Theater Voice!

Dr. Linda Monson & Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, duo-piano
Prof. James Van Slyke, musical theater voice
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Student Recitals
We are proud to present many wonderful virtual student recitals this semester! Be sure to mark your calendars for upcoming recitals, including:

Luke Ratcliffe, Master's Piano Recital - February 14th

Nick Vellanikaran, Junior Guitar Recital - February 19th

Zoey Lamb, Junior Flute Recital - February 22nd

Kanako Chikami, Doctoral Percussion Lecture Recital - February 27th

Marcia McCants, Master's Percussion Recital - February 27th

Gregory Freeman, Doctoral Trombone Recital - February 28th

View the full recital calendar here!
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