Mason Music Ambassadors
The Mason Music Ambassadors are a group of student leaders who are nominated by our faculty to serve as student liaisons for our prospective and incoming music students. Using their strengths and talents, they build relationships with prospective students, helping each of them become contributing members to our Mason Music community. Our Mason Music Ambassadors have identified their top five strengths using the StrengthsFinder Assessment. 25 out of the 34 strengths are represented among this year’s Ambassadors.
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Major: BM Jazz Studies
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Strengths: Learner, Harmony, Arranger, Restorative, Futuristic
Jason Seiler is pursuing a Bachelor’s Of Music in Jazz Studies with a concentration in guitar performance. He studies with Dr. Shawn Purcell and performs in various ensembles at Mason and around in the DMV area. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity and a leader in the Operations Crew for George Mason’s Pep Band, The Green Machine. In addition to this, he spends his free time teaching guitar lessons in the local area.
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Strengths: Includer, Positivity, Empathy, Developer, Consistency
Ryan is a junior Music Education major from Omaha, Nebraska. His primary instrument is trumpet, but he also plays piano in multiple jazz/funk ensembles on campus. He is an active member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity and an Operations Crew Leader for the Green Machine. Ryan is also in the Honors College.
Major: Vocal Performance
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Strengths: Harmony, Futuristic, Connectedness, Developer, Input
Rosie Wright is a Sophomore vocal performance major from Harrisonburg, VA studying with professor Patricia Miller. She is serves as the social committee chair for Mason’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota and is actively involved in Mason Opera. She works at the Center for the Arts ticket office as a ticket seller and cantors at Our Lady of Victory Catholic church in Washington, DC. When she isn’t in class or practicing, Rosie enjoys going thrifting or watching her favorite show, Parks and Rec.
Major: Vocal Performance
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Strengths: Strategic, Futuristic, Achiever, Discipline, Connectedness
Nairobi King is a sophomore this year at George Mason majoring in Voice Performance. She is in Professor Miller’s studio and is an active member in Mason’s opera program. When Nairobi isn’t running around the music building she is a member of the women’s club lacrosse team and she also enjoys spending time with her friends, or reading. She looks forward to this school year and to be working with the music office with the music ambassadors.
Major: Clarinet Performance
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Strengths: Individualization, Positivity, Includer, Responsibility, Developer
Teresa Jenkins, originally from Long Island, New York is a Sophomore Clarinet Performance Major studying under Dr. Kathy Mulcahy. She has been an active performer in the GMU Symphonic Band, Mason Wind Symphony and the Mason Symphony Orchestra. Currently, she is the Sergeant at Arm’s in Mason’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota and the librarian of the George Mason University Clarinet Choir. Teresa is passionate about the clarinet and events centered around creating a community of passionate musicians.
Major: Music Education
Hometown: New Jersey
Strengths: Woo, Communication, Activator, Significance, Developer
Kathleen, a sophomore from northern New Jersey, is a music education major studying euphonium under Dr. Mark Jenkins. She has been a member of the Symphonic Band, Jazz Workshop, Brass Ensemble, Green Machine, and Tuba- Euphonium Ensemble. She is currently the treasurer for the George Mason Tuba Euphonium Ensemble (GMUTEE). Outside of the school of music, she is currently a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority. Kathleen hopes to be a music teacher to young musicians, and is excited for Mason to create new and exciting opportunities for her!
Major: Violin Performance and Pedagogy
Hometown: Blue Ridge, Georgia
Strengths: Futuristic, Achiever, Positivity, Woo, Significance
Victoria is an undergraduate student at George Mason University pursuing violin performance and pedagogy studying under June Huang. She is currently in a quartet with cellist Eddie Adams, who was recently featured on CBS Morning News. She is also a member of the George Mason Symphony Orchestra and chamber ensembles. Victoria is the principal second violinist of the Mason Symphony Orchestra, and also serves as the orchestra manager for the MSO. Victoria has 13+ years of playing and performing experience beginning at the age of 8 along with 8+ years of orchestra experience. She has performed at Spivey Hall, The Rialto Center for the Arts, Hylton Performing Arts Center, the British Embassy, and many more. Victoria has performed in masterclasses with violinists such as Gregory Fulkerson, Irina Muresanu, Rene Jolles, Kirsten Yon, Hal Grossman, and Oleg Krysa. After graduation, Victoria plans to attend graduate school to receive a master degree in violin performance. Her career plans include teaching private violin lessons, free-lancing, performing, etc. in the D.C. Metro area.
Victoria is dedicated and passionate about music, violin, and teaching. Music has always been a part of her life and wishes to spread the joy that is has brought her to others.