Academic and Performance Area Directors

  • Lisa Billingham

    Professor and Director of CHORAL ACTIVITIES, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Lisa Billingham is the newly appointed Director of Choral Activities at George Mason University, effective Fall 2021. She will be directing the University Chorale and the University Singers, and will teach choral conducting and related classes. She continues as an active member of the University Faculty Senate.
  • Jonathan Bisesi

    Adjunct Faculty and Co-Coordinator of PERCUSSION, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Jonathan Bisesi has held the position of Percussionist with the “Presidents Own” United States Marine Band since May 2004. He has been a featured soloist with the Marine Band on multiple occasions, most notably on the Filene Center stage at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and the “Presidents Own” 2011 National Concert Tour.
  • Alan Carr

    Director of BRASS and Assistant Professor of Music, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Alan Carr, bass trombonist, is the Director of Brass at George Mason University, effective August 2019. Previously, he was on the music faculty at Bates College, the University of Maine at Augusta, and Concordia University Wisconsin.
  • Charles Ciorba

    Associate Professor/Director of MUSIC EDUCATION, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Charles R. Ciorba, Associate Professor and Director of Music Education, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education.  Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Dr. Ciorba was Associate Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Music Education at the University of Oklahoma, where he (a) gained extensive experience supervising graduate research and (b) taught courses in the areas of research, psychology, philosophy, sociology, assessment, and quantitative analysis.
  • Robert Gillam

    Director of MUSIC TECHNOLOGY and COMPOSITION, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Gillam is an active educator, having taught at several higher-education institutions across the United States. His primary areas of interest are in music technology, composition, sound design, commercial music and music for media.
  • Soo Han

    Director of ORCHESTRAL STUDIES, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Soo Han is the newly appointed Director of Orchestral Studies at the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music at George Mason University. He is also the Music Director of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
  • June Huang

    Director of STRINGS, Assistant Professor, VIOLIN, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Prof. June Huang will be serving as Mason’s Director of Strings, a new full time applied faculty position, effective August 2017. She served as an adjunct violin faculty member in Mason’s School of Music since August 2015.
  • William Lake

    Director of CONCERT BANDS, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. William L. Lake, Jr. is the newly appointed Director of Concert Bands at the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music at George Mason University for the upcoming academic year.
  • Megan Lavengood

    Director of MUSIC THEORY, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Megan Lavengood (Ph.D. City University of New York, 2017) is a music theorist specializing in popular music, timbre, the 1980s, synthesizers, and Schenkerian analysis. Her dissertation establishes a new approach to the analysis of timbre.
  • Patricia Miller

    Director of VOCAL STUDIES, Professor, OPERA (Mezzo-Soprano) and Artistic Director of the Mason Opera Theater, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Patricia Miller is an Internationally acclaimed operatic and concert mezzo-soprano.  She is also a highly respected voice teacher and Music Educator. A University Professor, artist-teacher and master class clinician, her talent and commitment to opera education has taken her all over the world.