Events

All in-person performances and events have been suspended through fall 2020. Learn More

Click on any of the events in the calendar for location, ticket prices, and program information.

School of Music students:  MUSI 300 credit events are marked with (*).

November 2020

Protest Music Lecture Series – The Method: Using Call and Response to Sustain the Struggle for Equality

Monday, Nov 02, 2020 12:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Zoom: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/9193109607?pwd=dHgzbHAzYklrckd0bTlZMVVWaDkyQT09

Presented by Dr. Matthew Dievendorf and Dr. Michael W. Nickens

The deep memories of African Americans are preserved, remixed, and shared anew through traditions of cultural practice. In music, this manifests as an unending c...Read More


Alumni Artist Support Initative: In Conversation with Paul Chinen

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 12:30pm
Location: Virtual Event, Virtual Event Zoom
Presented By: Mason Arts at Home

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts launched the Alumni Artist Support Initiative in Spring 2020 to assist Mason alumni during a time of uncertainty and financial constraints. Seven alumni received awards towards future projects including Dr. Paul Alan Chinen, School of Music ’14. Maso...Read More


Yechan Lim, Senior Piano Recital*

Friday, Nov 06, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Yechan Lim in his senior piano recital, featuring:

Beethoven- Piano Sonata No. 23 "Appassionata"
Mendelssohn-Liszt-Horowitz- Wedding March
Kapustin- Variations, Op. 41
Liszt- Rhapsodie Espagnole, S.254

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Than...Read More


Ricardo Nuñez, Senior Percussion Music Education Recital*

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Ricardo Nuñez in his senior percussion music education recital featuring:

French Suite for Percussion Solo by William Kraft

Transformations of Pachelbel's Canon by Nanae Mimura 

Pulsar by Francisco Perez 

Baila by Ivan Trevino 

This will be a virtual only event, so...Read More


Megan Slay, Graduate Piano Recital*

Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Megan Slay in her graduate piano recital.

Domenico Scarlatti

  Sonata K. 141 in D minor

  Sonata K. 8 in G minor

  Sonata K. 1 in D minor

Ludwig van Beethoven.

  Sonata No. 30, Op. 109 in E major

  I. Vivace ma non troppo

  II. Prestissimo

  III. Andante molt...Read More


Alana Wiesing: Percussion Masterclass

Monday, Nov 09, 2020 12:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Join a virtual masterclass series event with Mason Percussion, featuring Alana Wiesing, Principal Timpanist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Free and Open to the Public. This event is part of the Mason School of Music's Black Artist Series.

Watch Alana's Performance.

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Mozart Requiem Virtual Sing-A-Long

Monday, Nov 09, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Join the Baltimore Choral Arts' Masterworks Moments Series: Mozart Requiem. Maestro Clark and a room of professional singers in a virtual choir sing-along format will read through Mozart's magnificent Requiem. Free and Open to the public

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Oscar Ghiglia: Guitar Masterclass

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 9:00am
Location: Virtual Event

Join a virtual masterclass with guitarist Oscar Ghiglia. 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 A...Read More


Mason Artist-in-Residence Third Coast Percussion: A Discussion on Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason Arts at Home

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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. The ensemble, known for using traditional instruments like xylophones, marimba...Read More


Trumpet Studio Recital

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Watch the Mason School of Music's trumpet studio present a virtual recital. This event is viewable by MUSI 300 enrolled students only.

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Stephen Cannistraci, Doctoral Euphonium Recital*

Friday, Nov 13, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Stephen Cannistraci in his doctoral euphonium recital, featuring John Hartmann's "La Belle Americaine," a selection of art songs, and Martin Ellerby's "Euphonium Concerto."

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understan...Read More


Na Ae Park, Graduate Vocal Lecture Recital*

Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Na Ae Park in her graduate vocal lecture as she describes the theme of love and death on Puccini heroines from La Bohème, Tosca, Suor Angelica and Turandot.

Donde lieta uscì from La Bohème

Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore from Tosca

Senza mamma from Suor Angelica

Tu che ...Read More


Dennis Anderson, Senior Saxophone Music Education Recital*

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Dennis Anderson in his senior saxophone music education recital, featuring:

Introductions and Variations on Carnival of Venice by Jules Demersseman, 
In Memory by Quinn Mason, 
Tableaux de Provence (All Movements) by Paule Maurice. 

This recital will showcase very dif...Read More


Ed Fraedrich, Saxophone Masterclass

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 6:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Join a virtual masterclass with Mason School of Music saxophone professor Ed Fraedrich. Register at the link provided in order to receive the Zoom link.

Watch Ed's Performance.

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James Weiss, Junior Jazz Guitar Recital*

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of James Weiss in his junior jazz guitar recital, featuring, "You are too Beautiful," "Blues for Alice," "Minor Swing," "Four on Six," and "Someday my Prince will Come."

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understanding.

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Julianna Nickel: Gig Etiquette and Private Studio Set-up

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 12:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Join Mason flute professor Julianna Nickel for a career advice workshop focusing on gig etiquette and how to successfully set-up your own private teaching studio. Julianna is a very active recitalist, teacher, and freelancer in the Washington DC and Virginia areas. She is a two-time recipient of Mas...Read More


Justin Paschalides, Graduate Jazz Piano Recital*

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Justin Paschalides in his graduate jazz piano recital, highlighting jazz and fusion styles.

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understanding.

Watch Justin's performance.

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Troy Wollwage: Percussion Masterclass

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 12:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Join a virtual masterclass series event with Mason Percussion, featuring Troy Wollwage, executive manager of Percussion Instruments at Yamaha. Free and Open to the Public. 

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Estrella Hong, Doctoral Piano Lecture Recital*

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Selected excerpts of solo piano music will be represented in a geometrical model of musical chords and melodies based on atomic and molecular bonding models. A note is modeled as a solid sphere, two-note chords as two solid spheres bound linearly, three- and four-note chords as polygons inside a hol...Read More


Andy Eihorn: Musical Theatre Masterclass

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Join George Washington University Choir for a rehearsal, workshop, a questions and answers session with Andy Einhorn, a major Broadway conductor/composer/vocal coach as he takes us through music and answers your questions about careers in musical theatre and other topics. Free and Open to the public...Read More


New Sound Collective Presentation*

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music
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Victoria Behrens, Junior Violin Recital*

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Victoria Behrens in her junior violin recital.

Watch Victoria's performance.

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Rita Porfiris: Chamber Music and Composition Masterclass

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 4:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Join a virtual masterclass with violist Rita Porfiris, who will be presenting string chamber music of African-American composers. Free and Open to the public. This event is part of Mason School of Music's Black Artist Series.

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Jazz 4 Justice™

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

Jazz4Justice™ and Justice for Jazz. 

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Established in 2001 by Fairfax, Virginia attorney Edward L. Weiner, Esq. and Founder of Mason Jazz Studies, Jim Carroll, Jazz 4 Justice is an award-winning annual concert presented by Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and Mason Jazz Studies. Th...Read More


Emily Foster, Oboe Masterclass

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 10:00am
Location: Virtual Event

Join a virtual masterclass with George Mason University School of Music Oboe Professor Emily Foster. Register at the link provided in order to receive the Zoom link.

Watch the masterclass.

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Darwing De La Cruz, Senior Double Bass Music Education Recital*

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 11:30am
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Darwing De La Cruz in his senior double bass music education recital, featuring:

Sonata No. 5 - Antonio Vivaldi 
Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Funf Tangos for Violin and Double Bass - Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla, arr. by Andreas Wiebecke-Gottstein
Double Bass Concerto i...Read More


Michelle Fegeas, Doctoral Vocal Lecture Recital*

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Michelle Fegeas in her doctoral vocal lecture recital where she will be presenting a feminist reading of the poetry of Margaret Atwood set to twenty-first century art songs.

Orange Afternoon Lover by Lori Laitman

Habitation by Elisenda Fábregas

Habitation by Tania...Read More


CANCELLED Luis Flores, Junior Vocal Recital*

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Luis Flores in his junior vocal recital, featuring:

Sorge Infausta una Procella - George Frederic Handel

Italian: 
Dolente Immagine - Vincento Bellini
Vezzosette o care Pupille - Andrea Falconieri
Amor me fa Cantare - Stefano Donaudy

German:
Sommerabend - Johanne...Read More


Erie Liang, Senior Clarinet Music Education Recital*

Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Erie Liang in his senior clarinet recital as a music education major. Thank you for tuning in and enjoy!

Claude Debussy: Petite Pièce

Béla Kovács: Hommage à J.S. Bach

Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2

  Allegro amabile

  Appassionat...Read More


Carson Kirchner, Graduate Composition Recital*

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 11:30am
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Carson Kirchner in her graduate composition recital, featuring a 4 hand piano piece, a violin duet, a piece for voice and piano, and a woodwind quintet.

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understanding.

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Victoria Malloy, Graduate Piano Lecture Recital*

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Victoria Malloy in her graduate piano lecture recital, featuring some of Aaron Copland's earlier works. These pieces are rarely performed, so it will be an opportunity to learn about Copland's early writing and to hear music outside the standard repertoire.

The Youn...Read More


Brass Ensemble Virtual Program*

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

You can watch this performance at 5:30pm on Sunday, November 22nd at the School of Music’s Facebook Page, here.

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Bronson Rodriguez, Junior Vocal Recital*

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Come and enjoy the finest work of Bronson Rodriguez in his junior vocal recital, featuring:

-Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6 by Roger Quilter,

-An die Musik by Franz Schubert

-Widmung by Robert Schumann,

-Dein blaues Auge by Johannes Brahms,

-Verborgenheit by Hugo Wolf,

-O del mio dolce ardor by Chri...Read More


String Departmental

Monday, Nov 23, 2020 12:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Watch the School of Music’s string students perform works by Paganini, Beethoven, and Kodaly at this livestream link

For more information about the School of Music, visit here.

Contact:
Bridget Higgins, School of Music, bhiggin8@gmu.edu, 703-993-5277

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CANCELED: Healing Arts Ensemble Program*

Monday, Nov 23, 2020 4:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
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An Evening of Arias

Monday, Nov 23, 2020 7:30pm

Students from the Reva and Sid Dewberry School of Music at George Mason University present their opera arias.

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Michael McIntosh: Percussion Masterclass

Monday, Nov 30, 2020 12:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Join a virtual masterclass series event with Mason Percussion, featuring Michael McIntosh, a Yamaha percussion artist, Promark drumstick artist, and composer who has also worked extensively with marching bands and The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. Free and Open to the Public.

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Aundi Marie Moore: Vocal Masterclass

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 3:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Join a virtual masterclass with Aundi Marie Moore, Metropolitan Opera soprano and leading artist in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Moore is a graduate of George Mason University (GMU) and the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. This event is part of GMU School of Music's Black Ar...Read More


Dr. Michael Nickens: Band Masterclass

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 4:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Join a virtual masterclass with Dr. Michael Nickens, director of athletic bands at George Mason University (GMU). He holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, and the University of Michigan. Free and Open to the public. This event is part of GMU School of Music's Black Artis...Read More


Marcellus Brown: Band Masterclass

Thursday, Dec 03, 2020 4:30pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Mason School of Music

Join a virtual masterclass with Marcellus Brown, director of bands at Boise State University. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan, and is a member of the American Bandmasters Association. Professor Brown's progam at Boise State University is one of the fin...Read More


Ryan Fuhrman, Senior Trumpet Music Education Recital*

Thursday, Dec 03, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Ryan Fuhrman in his senior trumpet music education recital.

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience.

Watch Ryan's performance.

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Clay Baran, Graduate Music and Well Being Recital*

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Clay Baran in his graduate music and well being recital.

This will be a virtual-only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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Yao Sun, Graduate Piano Recital*

Friday, Dec 11, 2020 8:00am
Location: Virtual Event

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Yao Sun in her graduate piano recital.

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understanding.

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understanding.

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Thomas Mulherin, Graduate Jazz Piano Recital*

Friday, Dec 11, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Thomas Mulherin in his graduate jazz piano recital.

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understanding.

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Mehrnoush Aghagholizadeh, Graduate Piano Recital*

Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 5:30pm
Location: Virtual Event

Please come and enjoy the finest work of Mehrnoush Aghagholizadeh in her graduate piano recital.

This will be a virtual only event, so there will be no audience. Thank you for your understanding.

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Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music Holiday Concert

Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Event
Presented By: Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

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Join us for a joyous virtual concert by the Dewberry School of Music as we ring in the holiday season! Showcasing Mason's outstanding ensembles, this evening will feature traditional holiday favorites and festive new works performed by extraordinary student artists.

This event will be strea...Read More


November 2020