Associate Director/Associate Professor, Coordinator of MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE, Dewberry School of Music, CVPADr. Tom C. Owens is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music History and Literature at George Mason University. Internationally regarded as an expert on Charles Ives’s life and music, he is the editor of Selected Correspondence of Charles Ives (Univ. of California Press, 2007) and a member of the board of the Charles Ives Society.
Associate Professor and Director of GRADUATE STUDIES and ETHNOMUSICOLOGY, Dewberry School of Music, CVPADr. Gregory Joseph Robinson is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Ethnomusicology at George Mason University’s School of Music. He received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Academic Program Manager, Music Advisor, Dewberry School of Music, CVPACarrie Ann Delaney earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York. As an undergraduate, she performed as principal clarinet with the Wind Ensemble.
Audition and Recruitment Coordinator, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAMs. Emily Craine is the new Recruitment and Audition Coordinator for the Dewberry School of Music, effective January 24, 2022. She holds a Master of Arts in Arts Management and Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mason.
Operations Coordinator, Dewberry School of Music, CVPABridget Higgins received a B.S. in Business Administration and Psychology from Mary Washington College. Following graduation, she worked for a lobbying firm for two years and moved on to the Senate Armed Services Committee where she conducted research for use in hearing materials, legislation for the annual National Defense Authorization Act, and a congressional report on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction that was presented on the Senate floor and included in the Congressional Record.
Producer of Mason Music Productions, Dewberry School of Music, CVPADefying all musical labels, Argentine guitarist/composer Cristian Perez weaves together genres from throughout the world to reveal the universality of music. With a strong foundation in classical, jazz and South American music, he crafts a singular voice, rich in sensitivity and nuance, that freely explores the possibilities of music as an art form.
Assistant to the Director and Marketing Coordinator, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAMs. Lauren Rigby joined our administrative staff as the new Assistant to the Director and Marketing Coordinator at the Dewberry School of Music. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with a Vocal/Choral Teaching License and a Minor in Spanish.
Operations Manager (Music), Dewberry School of Music, CVPAEllen Rizzuto is the Operations Manager of the George Mason University Dewberry School of Music. She graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in Horn Performance. During her time at Oberlin, Ellen was consistently awarded the Dean’s Scholarship, worked as an Assistant Ensemble Manager, and studied abroad in Lugano, Switzerland for six months at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.
Piano Technician, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAMr. Emanuil Yorgov is Mason’s full-time piano technician, where his responsibilities will include piano tuning, voicing, and regulation for Mason’s All-Steinway School, as well as tunings in Harris Theater.