Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

We are an inclusive community with the common goal to inspire artistic and academic excellence as an intrinsic element of a balanced education within an atmosphere of discipline, lifelong learning, and service within the university, local, national, and international communities.

The Dewberry School of Music at George Mason University would like to help all Graduate Music Education Students enrolle...
06/17/2024

The Dewberry School of Music at George Mason University would like to help all Graduate Music Education Students enrolled in the Summer Music Studies/MM Program at the University of the Arts through this difficult time. We invite you to apply to Mason's Online and Online Hybrid Master of Music Education Degree, where we could accept up to 24 official transfer credits (a minimum of six credits needs to be earned at George Mason University). This is a limited one-time opportunity arranged for graduate music education students who enrolled in the Summer Music Studies/MM program at the University of the Arts.

George Mason University offers a variety of flexible and innovative online options for music educators who are wishing to complete their master’s degree.
No Placement Exams Required for entrance to the degree program.
In state and out of state students pay the same tuition rate.

Applications can be approved as early as this summer!

If you have questions, or would like to arrange an advising appointment, please contact Dr. Charles Ciorba, Director of Graduate Music Education, at [email protected].

For any University of the Arts music students seeking admissions/transfer to George Mason University, please email music...
06/17/2024

For any University of the Arts music students seeking admissions/transfer to George Mason University, please email [email protected] for any music related questions. We are happy to support you with any admission/transfer questions related to our Dewberry School of Music.

We at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University are deeply saddened by the news of the closure of Philadelphia's University of the Arts.
We stand in solidarity with all affected students, staff, faculty and the wider arts community.

We are currently working to support students affected by this closure, if you think George Mason University would be the fit to continue your artistic journey, please email Christen Beatty at [email protected] for undergraduate admissions questions.
For graduate admissions questions, please email [email protected].

As artists, we stand with you and we are confident you all will succeed in creating your new path forward.

🔗 Read the full statement,
https://cvpa.gmu.edu/news/2024-06/statement-closure-university-arts?utm_medium=social&utm_source=cvpa-masonartsmarketing-masonartssocialchannels&utm_campaign=masonartsstatementuartsclosure&utm_content=uartsclosurestatement

Congratulations to Dr. David Porter and Dr. Mark Jenkins, co-hosts of the North- East Regional Tuba- Euphonium Conferenc...
06/14/2024

Congratulations to Dr. David Porter and Dr. Mark Jenkins, co-hosts of the North- East Regional Tuba- Euphonium Conference held recently at George Mason University!! Kudos also to our GMUTEE!!!

06/11/2024
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Taylor Fleshman, harpist, will be joining our Dewberry School of Music faculty, ef...
05/30/2024

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Taylor Fleshman, harpist, will be joining our Dewberry School of Music faculty, effective August 2024. We are excited to welcome this exceptional musician to our Dewberry School of Music adjunct applied faculty in harp!

Praised by the Pizzicato Magazine as “enchanting,” Taylor Ann Fleshman is an award-winning soloist and active ensemble performer with a diverse performance history. Prof. Fleshman performed the world premiere of Mosolov’s Harp Concerto with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Russia and recorded the work with Naxos Records in 2019. After her performance in Moscow, she was invited to perform the North American premiere of the concerto at the PRISMA Festival in Canada. In 2018, she made her solo debut in Asia with Mozetich’s The Passion of Angels concerto with the Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra. Most recently, she performed Dóhnanyi’s Harp Concertino in New York with The Orchestra Now.
Prof. Fleshman serves as the harpist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. and has been a part of the organization since July of 2023. As a member upholding the "The President’s Own" revered mission of providing musical support for the President of the United States, she regularly performs at the White House as well as in the Washington D.C. area and across the country during the band’s national concert tour. She has been a featured soloist with the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra on multiple occasions, most notably on Augusta Read Thomas’ “Absolute Ocean” and Jan Koetsier’s “Introduction and Variations on the Vyšehrad Theme.” Prior to her appointment in the Marine Band, she was the principal harpist with The Orchestra Now in New York, associate member with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and co-principal with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Prof. Fleshman has also performed as guest principal harp with the Albany Symphony and Virginia Symphony Orchestra and second harp with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her classical performances, she has performed with the Grammy-winning rock band Evanescence and Irish singing group Celtic Thunder. She has won top prizes in international and regional competitions, such as first prize from the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy's concerto competition, second prize from the Ceren Necipoglu International Competition (chamber division), second prize at the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition, and two-time winner of the Three Arts Competition. Throughout her career, she has performed in venues across the globe, such as Carnegie Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan, Tchaikovsky Hall in Russia, Windsor Chapel in England, Melk Abbey in Austria, Oslo City Hall in Norway, Symphony Center in Chicago, amongst others. Prof. Fleshman earned her master’s degree, as a recipient of the Barbara and David Jacobs Fellowship, at Indiana University under Florence Sitruk, her bachelor’s degree at the University of Cincinnati under Dr. Gillian Benet Sella, and her high school diploma from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under Jacquelyn Bartlett. She has completed additional studies at Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and Bowdoin Music Festival. She is a native of North Carolina.

DAY PASS NOW AVAILABLE students! The Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (NERTEC) can now be accessed with a $2...
05/20/2024

DAY PASS NOW AVAILABLE students! The Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (NERTEC) can now be accessed with a $25 per day pass for students.

Payment due upon arriving. Register with GMU Tuba Euphonium Ensemble upon walk-in registration. ITEA membership not required but highly encouraged. Students may register until May 25 and walk-ins are welcome!

https://iteaonline.org/conferences/nertec-2024/

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Caroline Steiger will be our new Director of Brass at the Dewberry School of Music....
05/15/2024

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Caroline Steiger will be our new Director of Brass at the Dewberry School of Music. Welcome Dr. Caroline Steiger to George Mason University!

Dr. Caroline Steiger is the newly appointed Director of Brass at George Mason University, effective Fall 2024. She is an active teacher, clinician, and performer. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan (D.M.A., B.M. Music Performance with Teacher Certification) and Penn State University (M.M. Music Performance).

Dr. Steiger has held positions at Texas State University (Associate Professor of Music and Artist/Teacher of Horn, 2016-2024), SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music (Visiting Assistant Professor of Horn, 2014), Penn State University (Teacher Assistant), and the University of Michigan (Graduate Assistant). While at Texas State, Dr. Steiger led the TXST Horn Ensemble in performances at regional and international conferences, as well as regular recitals on campus.

Dr. Steiger’s work as a musician has included performances with the San Antonio Philharmonic, Mid-Texas Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra during its 2015 US tour.

Committed to chamber music, Dr. Steiger has played with the Potsdam Brass Quintet, faculty quintet-in-residence at SUNY Potsdam, the Emblems Woodwind Quintet, an Ann Arbor-based quintet focused on performing new and underrepresented works, and is a founding member of the Cobalt Quartet (Winner, 2018 International Horn Society Quartet Competition-Professional Division; Featured Artists, 2023 Mid South Horn Workshop). Dr. Steiger presents and performs frequently at conferences including Texas Music Educators Association, International Horn Society, and International Women’s Brass Conferences.

Dr. Steiger’s main teachers include Adam Unsworth, Bryan Kennedy, Lisa Bontrager, Sören Hermansson, and Corbin Wagner.

We are excited to announce that the North East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (NERTEC) will be here at George Mason ...
05/02/2024

We are excited to announce that the North East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (NERTEC) will be here at George Mason University, Fairfax Campus on May 24-25! Co-hosted by Dr. David Porter and Dr. Mark Jenkins with the Tuba-Euphonium Studios in the Dewberry School of Music.

NERTEC will include:
-Clinicians, lecturers, teachers, and masterclasses
-World-class guest artists
-Student and artist solo competitions
-Mock auditions
-Instrumental and music exhibits

Please note that attendees must be paying members of ITEA
To register visit https://iteaonline.org/conferences/nertec-2024/

Check out our Dewberry School of Music Notes from the Director: Issue 142 including our many wonderful end of semester p...
04/30/2024

Check out our Dewberry School of Music Notes from the Director: Issue 142 including our many wonderful end of semester performances, summer learning opportunities and retirements!

Dear Mason Music Family, We are excited to share incredible music at Mason during these final weeks of our spring semester. We hope to see you tonight, Thursday April 25, for a ticketed performance of

The George Mason University Tuba Euphonium Ensemble presents its second annual "Elegance" concert at Fairlington UMC, Al...
04/29/2024

The George Mason University Tuba Euphonium Ensemble presents its second annual "Elegance" concert at Fairlington UMC, Alexandria. This concert is a compilation of the music the group has worked on for the year, and it is also representative of modern elegance in music as well as a preliminary concert to their performance at the Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference.

The GMUTEE has been in existence for over 15 years and is a frontrunner for low-brass recruitment in the George Mason University School of Music. They are also a nationally recognized ensemble, and the audience will hear music that is indicative of the excellence and elegance this group can uniquely provide. Come and hear "An Evening of Elegance" and enjoy the modern and rapturous sounds of tubas and euphoniums in the beautiful sanctuary room of Fairlington UMC!

04/28/2024

It’s Fairfax Muster Day!

We’ll see you at 1pm at [10485-10489 Armstrong St, Fairfax, VA 22030] for a great day of music and merriment.

Remember to bring a lawn chair!

The 2024 Fairfax Muster


Doc Nix & The Green Machine
William & Mary Cornet Band
The 8th Green Machine Regiment Band
George Mason University Patriots Fife and Drum Corps
Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts
Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps
MacMillan United Pipe Bands
Monocacy Field Music
George Mason University Army ROTC
Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

We are pleased to announce that our Dewberry School of Music Honors Recital will be on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the H...
04/28/2024

We are pleased to announce that our Dewberry School of Music Honors Recital will be on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the Harris Theatre. Our Honors Recital showcases our amazing Mason Music students, including solo and small ensemble performances with piano, voice, strings, and woodwind instruments.

Free admission and MUSI 300 credit are offered.

TOMORROW! The Mason Electronic Music Ensemble (MEME) presents NIGHTCALL, a concert of pop tunes and film music arranged ...
04/26/2024

TOMORROW! The Mason Electronic Music Ensemble (MEME) presents NIGHTCALL, a concert of pop tunes and film music arranged for electronic instruments! This event will take place tomorrow, Saturday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. in deLaski 3001. Selections include music from the "Transformers" movie, Kavinsky, Owl City, Eurythmics, and other artists!

MUSI 300 credit is available for Mason music students. Free admission and open to the public!

TOMORROW! Healing Arts Ensemble Presents "Restorative Sounds" a free presentation tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, 2024 at ...
04/26/2024

TOMORROW! Healing Arts Ensemble Presents "Restorative Sounds" a free presentation tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. in deLaski 3001!
Open to the public! All educators are invited to this special event entitled "Restorative Sounds" as VIPs in appreciation for all you do!

The Healing Arts Ensemble is the signature performing group for the University program in Music for Well-Being. The group will feature a wide variety of musical instruments, exotic percussion, and pure quartz crystal singing bowls, all played with a focused, healing intent.
MUSI 300 credit is available for Mason music students.

We are thrilled Brian Ganz, internationally known pianist will be at Mason TOMORROW!Piano Masterclass - Friday, April at...
04/25/2024

We are thrilled Brian Ganz, internationally known pianist will be at Mason TOMORROW!
Piano Masterclass - Friday, April at 11:30 am | Choral Room
Chopin Lecture - Monday, April 29 at 12:30 pm | Harris Theatre
"The Mazurkas: Chopin's Creative Laboratory"
Piano Masterclass - Monday, April 29 at 1:30 pm | Choral Room

FREE and open to the public!

TOMORROW NIGHT: The Mason Orchestras invite you to join us for our final performance of the season! Conducted by Dr. Soo...
04/25/2024

TOMORROW NIGHT: The Mason Orchestras invite you to join us for our final performance of the season! Conducted by Dr. Soo Han, Clem Pearson, and Michael Stern, this performance will feature both the Mason Concert Orchestra and Mason Symphony Orchestra performing a vast array of musical styles, from Puccini to pop and everything in between!

This performance will also celebrate the winners of the 2024 Dewberry School of Music Concerto Competition: Jamilah Barnes (soprano), Ya Chi Tang (piano), Andrew Bell (bassoon), and Michael Abernathy (marimba). The evening will conclude with music from Bernstein’s beloved West Side Story. We hope you can join us on Friday, April 26, at 8:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall! To learn more and purchase tickets, click the link in our bio!

$15 General | $10 Senior | $5 Student

TOMORROW! Vocal Performance Seminar RecitalThursday, April 25 at 3 pm Center for the Arts Monson Grand Tier 3Free and Op...
04/24/2024

TOMORROW! Vocal Performance Seminar Recital
Thursday, April 25 at 3 pm
Center for the Arts Monson Grand Tier 3
Free and Open to the Public. No tickets or registration required.

Come hear Mason's vocal students present a recital featuring German Lieder and French Mélodie of Brahms, Schubert, Duparc, and Fauré.

04/24/2024

Get ready for an unforgettable experience with the Mason Wind Symphony’s upcoming concert, “The Blue Marble: An Earth Concertvation Experience.” 🌎 This one-of-a-kind event goes beyond the ordinary, blending music with a powerful message of planet conservation and awareness.At the heart of the concert is the featured work, “The Blue Marble,” where the Mason Wind Symphony becomes a live soundtrack to a breathtaking 22-minute high-definition film. 🎶📽️ This film celebrates Earth and all its inhabitants, including the animals that share our home. But that’s not all - the concert hall will be transformed with the sounds of the rainforest and even immersive SMELLS! 🌿🦜 Thanks to cutting-edge theatrical technology, the audience will engage with all their senses in this truly unique concert experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something truly special! ✨🎼 April 25, 2025 8:00PM Center for the Arts Concert Hall Tickets: https://bit.ly/GMUBlueMarble

ONE WEEK AWAY! Next Monday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. is our Trumpet Departmental Recital in the deLaski Jazz Room. This pe...
04/22/2024

ONE WEEK AWAY! Next Monday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. is our Trumpet Departmental Recital in the deLaski Jazz Room. This performance will feature works by Altenburg, Bohme, Hansen, Handel, Neruda and other Jazz Classics!

MUSI 300 credit is available for Mason music students. Free admission and open to the public!

We invite you to our Strings Studio Recital next week on Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m. in Harris Theatre. Featuring the vio...
04/22/2024

We invite you to our Strings Studio Recital next week on Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m. in Harris Theatre. Featuring the violin students of Prof. June Huang with Dr. John Healey, collaborative piano.

Free and open to the public. MUSI 300 credit offered.
Mason Orchestras

Don't miss this Tuesday, APRIL 23rd - the MASON JAZZ ENSEMBLE, directed by Jim Carroll, will perform at historic Washing...
04/21/2024

Don't miss this Tuesday, APRIL 23rd - the MASON JAZZ ENSEMBLE, directed by Jim Carroll, will perform at historic Washington DC Jazz club, BLUES ALLEY! Only one set, 7pm! Will be a fantastic show! 👉Link in Bio!

ONE WEEK AWAY! Next Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. is our Strings Chamber Ensemble Concert in Harris Theatre. The performanc...
04/21/2024

ONE WEEK AWAY! Next Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. is our Strings Chamber Ensemble Concert in Harris Theatre. The performance will feature works by Schumann and Beethoven.

Mason Orchestras

ONE WEEK AWAY! Join us for a free presentation by the Healing Arts Ensemble on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. in...
04/20/2024

ONE WEEK AWAY! Join us for a free presentation by the Healing Arts Ensemble on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. in deLaski 3001! Open to the public!

All educators are invited to this special event entitled "Restorative Sounds" as VIPs in appreciation for all you do!

The Healing Arts Ensemble is the signature performing group for the University program in Music for Well-Being. The group will feature a wide variety of musical instruments, exotic percussion, and pure quartz crystal singing bowls, all played with a focused, healing intent.

MUSI 300 credit is available for Mason music students.

NEXT SATURDAY! Please join the Mason Electronic Music Ensemble (MEME) for a concert of pop tunes and film music arranged...
04/20/2024

NEXT SATURDAY! Please join the Mason Electronic Music Ensemble (MEME) for a concert of pop tunes and film music arranged for electronic instruments! This event will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. in deLaski 3001. Selections include music from the "Transformers" movie, Kavinsky, Owl City, Eurythmics, and other artists!

MUSI 300 credit is available for Mason music students. Free admission and open to the public!

Join us on Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m. for our Piano Chamber Ensemble Concerts! This event will be hosted by the studio ...
04/20/2024

Join us on Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m. for our Piano Chamber Ensemble Concerts! This event will be hosted by the studio of Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, Professor of Piano and Chamber Music, in the deLaski Choral Room!

MUSI 300 credit is available for Mason music students. Free admission and open to the public!

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