Music@Mason: 2012-05-04


School of Music Newsletter

May 4, 2012

Hello Mason Music Fans!
Here's this week's School of Music news:




Young Masters Concert
The Annual Music Scholarship Benefit Event

  Sunday, May 6 at 7pm, Concert Hall

$20 adults, $15 students/seniors
(Limited Mason student tickets available)
Click here to buy tickets


The Mason School of Music is proud to present the Young Masters Concert, a performance by winners of the school-wide concerto competition. This year's winners are an undergraduate student, pianist Hyun Ji Kim, and three graduate students, pianist Wade Meyers, vocalist Emma McDermott, and classical guitarist Matthew Trkula.  They will perform with the Mason Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs under the direction of Dr. Dennis Layendecker. We hope you will join us as we showcase exceptional student talent and benefit the future of musical study at George Mason University!   


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School of Music
Annual Honors Recital

Sunday, May 13 at 2pm
Harris Theatre
Admission is courtesy of the School of Music
(Musi300 credit available)


Please join us for the annual School of Music Honors Recital! The afternoon will feature students who were selected among dozens of auditionees to perform at this highly-esteemed concert. Audiences will hear a talented mix of undergraduate and graduate students, vocalists and instrumentalists. Don't miss this final School of Music performance before Spring 2012 Commencement!


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***Please note: admission to the following events

is courtesy of the School of Music and all are MUSI 300 credit***


Performance Seminar Recital
Thursday, May 3 at 3 pm, Grand Tier III


Healing Arts Ensemble Concert
Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm, Chorus Room A323


Clarinet Studio Recital

Friday, May 4 at 12:30, Harris Theatre


Vocal Jazz Concert
Friday, May 4 at 8 pm, de Laski 3001


Guitar Ensemble Concert

Saturday, May 5 at 8 pm, de Laski 3001


Of course you may always view our entire event calendar on our web site.





School of Music--an Integral Part of University President Merten's Retirement Gala

On Saturday, April 28, George Mason University held a beautiful gala at the Patriot Center to honor retiring president Alan Merten and his wife, Sally. This reflective yet celebratory occasion featured a variety of musical performances by the School of Music. The evening began with elegant music provided by a Mason Music string quartet and jazz trio. Guests were then greeted by lively numbers performed by the Green Machine pep band under the direction of Dr. Michael Nickens. Musical entertainment was then provided by the Mason Symphony Orchestra with the combined choirs under the direction of Dr. Dennis Layendecker. Finally, guests enjoyed dancing to music from the Mason Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Prof. Jim Carroll. The School of Music was proud to be a part of this special event and to honor President and Sally Merten in this way.



Upcoming Student Recitals


***Please note: all recitals are MUSI 300 credit***


Saturday, May 5:

              11 am, Harris Theatre:  Yoonji Kim Doctoral Piano Lecture Recital

              1 pm, Harris Theatre: Katherine Baseman Graduate Flute Recital

              2 pm, de Laski 3001: Nathan Galloway Graduate Euphonium Recital

              3 pm, Harris Theatre: Ryan Nobles Graduate Cello Recital

              8 pm, Grand Tier III: Kasey Wilsom Graduate Voice Recital


Monday, May 7:

              7 pm, Harris Theatre: Brad Rinaldo Graduate Piano Recital


Friday, May 11:

              8 pm, Harris Theatre: Shuyu Liu Scholar-in-Residence Voice Recital


Saturday, May 12:

              7:30 pm, Fredericksburg Academy: Mary-Hannah Klontz Pre-dissertation Recital,

                  Choral Conducting           




Save the Date!


4th Annual


Saturday, May 12 at 7 pm in Dewberry Hall, Fairfax Campus


Click here for more about the Green Machine





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