Master Classes Archive

We hope you'll take this
opportunity to enjoy
performances  and
master classes
by George Mason's
world-class music faculty!

All events in the Faculty Artist
Series are open to the public
and admission is courtesy of
the School of Music.




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The Mason School of Music regularly hosts Master Classes and performances featuring prominent professional musicians, clinicians, and music educators. These Master Classes provide our students with access to some of the finest musicians in the nation; many of our guest instructors are world-renowned in their fields.


Fall 2012
Vocal Master Class with Dr. Louise Toppin
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 from 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Joesph Robinson Woodwind Masterclass

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2:00-5:00PM

Charles Castelman Violin Masterclasses

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 2:00PM, de Laski 3001

Rampart Winds USAF Academy Masterclass

Sunday, October 13, 2012, 10:00-11:30AM, de Laski 3001

Roland Dyens Classical Guitar Masterclass

Sunday, October 14, 2012, 1:00-4:00PM, Choral Room A323

Aaron Goldman Flute Masterclass

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 7:00PM, de Laski 3001


Joseph Robinson Orchestral Studies Masterclass

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:00-9:00PM, de Laski 3001

Spring 2012


Lisa Vroman

Piano Master Class with Jeffrey Siegel
Monday, April 30 at 12:30 pm
Harris Theatre
(MUSI 300 credit)
Flute Master Class with Linda Chesis
Saturday, April 21 at 1 pm Performing Arts Building
Choral Room
(MUSI 300 credit)

Lisa Vroman

Byron Stripling

Thursday, April 19 at 3 pm Performing Arts Building
Choral Room
Friday, April 20 at 12:30 pm
Broadway veteran Lisa Vroman spends two days with music and theater students
(MUSI 300 credit)

Click here for more about Lisa Vroman

Jazz Master Class with Byron Stripling
Friday, April 6 at 3pm Performing Arts Building A327C
Renowned trumpet soloist Byron Stripling has performed with everyone from the Count Basie Orchestra to George Benson and played for multiple original Broadway shows. Jazz and classical players alike will certainly benefit from Mr. Stripling's advice!
(MUSI 300 credit)

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Atlantic Reed Consort

Michael Ehrlich

Atlantic Reed Consort 
Thursday, March 22nd at
7 pm de Laski 3001
Performing works by Bartok, Gershwin,
Ravel, Ton ter Doest, and Ron Ford.
MUSI 300 credit event
Master Class with Michael Ehrlich
Wednesday, March 7th at
12:30 pm de Laski 3001
Choral director at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, VA
Ehrlich built Woodson's choral program from 35 to 260 students! He comes to Mason to share with aspiring music educators how to garner support for music in the
schools and build successful programs.
MUSI 300 credit event

West Point Woodwind Quintet

Jeff Nelsen master class

Master Class with the West Point Academy
Wind Quintet
Thursday, February 16th at 4:30pm Harris Theatre
This premier woodwind quintet will perform works by Ravel, Persichetti, and Ewazen in addition to offering helpful insight on playing in professional ensembles. 

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Wednesday, February 15th at 7 pm Harris Theatre
“Get Fearless” presenter 
Former hornist with Canadian Brass
Horn faculty at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

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Click here for more on Jeff Nelsen


Fall 2011


Choral Master Class with Dr. Craig Jessop
October 28, 2011, Choral Room, A323, deLaski
Dr. Jessop is currently Dean of the
Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. He is best known for his tenure as the music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1999 - 2008
October 23, 2011, Chorus Room, deLaski
"Trombone Day" at Mason
Harry Watters & Matt Neff recital
Master Class
Washington Trombone Ensemble
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James Nickel Master Class

Boston Brass Master Class

James Nickel Horn Master Class
September 10, 2011, de Laski 3001
September 16, 2011, de Laski 3001

Spring 2011



Dwayne Croft Vocal Master Class

April 28, 2011, Harris Theatre

Arabella Steinbacher Violin Master Class

April 23, 2011, Concert Hall (GT III)



Tom Teasley


Tom Teasley: Global Fusion Percussion

April 6, 2011, de Laski 3001

Martin Hackleman Brass Master Class

April 3, 2011, de Laski Hall 3001



The US Army Blues Jazz Master Class

March 28, 2011, de Laski 3001

The US Army Band Open Rehearsal and Clinic

March 10, 2011, de Laski 3001