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Recognized internationally for its innovation, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit, George Mason University offers a wide array of academic programs, enterprising scholars and teachers, and a student body representing 135 countries and all 50 states. Located in Virginia only minutes from Washington, D.C., Mason provides unparalleled opportunities in research, internships, and work experiences through strong alliances with business, the […]

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“As long as we have music in our lives, we will never be alone. Music is the best medicine for the heart, mind and soul.”

-Anthony Maiello, Conductor and Professor of Music

Upcoming events

Stay up-to-date with Mason Music concerts, workshops, master classes and other events.


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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.


Vision and Identity

Enable every student to find his or her best musical voice; prepare each to fulfill society’s need for artistic and innovative musicians, scholars, music educators and ambassadors for the arts: and graduate each with hope, confidence and distinction. The George Mason University School of Music is an inclusive community – students and faculty, performers and scholars, administrators and […]

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“Mason was the perfect choice…and helped prepare me as an aspiring composer in a very difficult and competitive field – Hollywood.”

-Vincent Oppido (M.M., Orchestral Conducting, 2010)



Mason’s School of Theater & School of Music Present: A Threepenny Opera

TICKETS: Visit cvpa.gmu.edu or call 888-945-2468 Directed by Ken Elston with Jessica Dubish and Stephanie Risch Musical Direction by Stan Engebretson Who can get ahead? Those with money do in Brecht and Weill’s landmark twentieth century musical, The Threepenny Opera. Echoing with the spirits of the German Music Hall style, this perennial Broadway favorite offers […]

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Notes from the Director, Issue 4

Issue 4 Dear School of Music Fami...

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Graduate Admissions Fall Info Sessions

Interested in learning more about our graduate programs? We are now offering 3 general College of Vi...

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Notes from the Director, Issue 3

Dear School of Music Family, I'm thrilled to report that Maso...

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Michael “Doc Nix” Nickens, Faculty Member of the Year

Read the article here. Traveling the globe as a working musician and gifting his melodies to the ...

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Linda Monson Named Director of Mason’s School of Music

Read the full article HERE. A dynamic faculty member known for giving the gift of music to studen...

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Piano Pedagogy Workshop at Mason

Enroll in the the Summer 2016 Piano Pedagogy Workshop at Mason now! Learn more here....

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Larry Snitzler, 71, who has taught classical guitar at George Mason University for 41 years as an adjunct professor, is retiring at the end of this semester. He and his wife, Soledad, will live in her native, Santiago, Chile, where he will complete his book on Spanish composer Joaquin Matas, write music and continue playing in the United States and Europe. Said Linda Monson, managing director of George Mason's School of Music: "He will be deeply missed."  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Congratulations To Prof. Larry Snitzler

Congratulations to Prof. Larry Snitzler on the recent article about his incredible service of 41 ye...

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Earn Graduate Credit This Summer

Earn Graduate Credit This Summer Learn more from the Music Education blog. Whether taking gradua...

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Mason Jazz Releases New CD

We are thrilled to announce the release of our CD, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Swing! Thi...

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VA State NATS Winners


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Spring seating audition information

Spring seating audition information here....

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Summer Programs

Summer programs

George Mason University is the home to many year-round and summer music programs for young musicians (instrumentalists a...

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Friends of Music

Friends of Music

The Friends of Music at Mason’s mission is to support and build community awareness of George Mason University‘s out...

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