Dear Dewberry School of Music Family,

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Soo Han will be joining our George Mason University faculty as the new Director of Orchestral Studies in the Dewberry School of Music for the upcoming academic year. Dr. Han has previously been serving as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. Welcome, Dr. Han, to our Mason Music Family!

We invite you to join us each Thursday in June at 12.30 pm for Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason held at Reston Town Square Park! We are excited to showcase live music with our Mason Steel Pan Ensemble this Thursday, June 3rd and our Mason Faculty Brass Ensemble next Thursday, June 10th. Mark your calendars for Thursdays at 12:30 PM for wonderful live music from Mason Ensembles at Reston Town Square Park!

Warm regards,
Dr. Linda A. Monson, Director
Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music
Announcing New Director of Orchestral Studies
Dr. Soo Han
Dr. Soo Han is the newly appointed Director of Orchestral Studies at the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music at George Mason University. He is also the Music Director of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In addition, he is a contributing editor for Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements for Strings, a D’Addario Orchestral Strings Artist, a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician, and a program coordinator/faculty member with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s summer Youth Orchestra program.

Prior to his appointment at George Mason University, Dr. Han served as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. He conducted the Baldwin Wallace (BW) Symphony Orchestra, the BW Opera Theatre, and led a successful performance tour with the BW Symphony Orchestra in addition to maintaining an active conducting studio.

Read more about Dr. Han here.
Lunchtime with the
Arts at Mason
Lunchtime With The Arts At Mason
Reston Town Square Park
Thursdays in June at 12:30 PM

June 3rd - Mason Steel Pan Ensemble
June 10th - Mason Faculty Brass Ensemble 
June 17th - Mason Cabaret
June 24th - Mason Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble
Congratulations to Prof. John Kocur, Asst. Professor of Jazz Studies, and to Dr. Stanley Engebretson, Director of Choral Activities (recently retired) who have been awarded Mason Core Awards for their outstanding teaching in Fall 2020 of music classes/ensembles within the Mason Core (Mason Gen Ed) curriculum.  Having been recognized by students for their teaching, Prof. Kocur and Dr. Engebretson's courses scored above 4.75 out of 5 on the element “My Overall Rating of Teaching” from the Student Ratings of Instruction.  Mason Core classes are critical for engaging students and helping to create Mason Graduates: Well-Rounded Citizens and Engaged Scholars who are Prepared to Act. We thank and applaud Prof. Kocur and Dr. Engebretson for their commitment to teaching and for being recipients of the Mason Core Awards! 
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