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Please visit the admissions website for the most up-to-date information on visiting the campus.


In-Person Tour Policy 

The Dewberry School of Music offers in-person tour opportunities to prospective and incoming students and their families. Tours are by appointment only, and if you are interested in scheduling an in-person tour, please contact music@gmu.edu.

Virtual Tour Opportunities

We are continuing to offer virtual tour opportunities for those who are not able to come to campus. If you would like to see the music spaces in real time, you may schedule a “live” virtual tour that will be held over Zoom or FaceTime. Please contact music@gmu.edu for more information.

A Virtual Tour of Our Spaces

Shadow Days


Shadow Days

Get the experience of a George Mason music student for a day! Led by our George Mason Student Ambassadors, our Shadow Days feature opportunities to attend classes, watch and participate in ensemble rehearsals, meet faculty and current students, tour our facilities, learn about the audition process, and much more. All students are welcome to attend. Check back in for Spring 2024 Shadow Days!

 

Instrument Days


Instrument Days

The Dewberry School of Music is pleased to offer instrument days to middle and high schoolers and to the wider community at large.

Bring your instrument to George Mason and take part in engaging activities, including a chance to perform in an ensemble as well as attend masterclasses. All instrument days take place in the deLaski Performing Arts Building on the Fairfax campus. See below for the upcoming instrument days. Past instrument days have included: Brass Day, Clarinet Day, String Day, and Double Reed Day.

Double Reed Day

Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 1pm-5pm
deLaski Performing Arts Building, Fairfax Campus

Calling all double reed players! Join Professor Emily Snyder Foster (oboe) and Professor Christopher Jewell (bassoon) at George Mason University for this year’s Double Reed Day on Sunday, January 21st from 1-5pm. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in performance workshops, hear a faculty recital, and play instruments from several local vendors. Bring your instrument to play in our double reed choir!  

All interested middle school and high school double reed players are invited to participate. Be sure to bring your instrument to play in our double reed choir!

Clarinet Day

Sunday, January 28, 2024 10am-4pm
deLaski Performing Arts Building, Fairfax Campus

Please join us for our Dewberry School of Music Clarinet Day on Sunday, January 28, 2024! The day will include master classes, performances, vendors, a wellness seminar, and more. This event will be led by Dr. Kathy Mulcahy, Director of Woodwinds and Clarinet Professor at George Mason University. We are thrilled to have special guest artist Shannon Kiewitt from "The President's Own" United States Marine Band join us for the day. Remember to bring your instrument to play in the Festival Clarinet Choir!

This event is free and open to middle school, high school, and college students, along with teachers, parents, and community members.


Mason Jazz Festival logo

Saturday March 2, 2024

The Mason Jazz Festival is an invitational event open to middle school, high school, collegiate and community Jazz ensembles. This festival will take place Saturday, March 2, 2024 on the George Mason University Fairfax campus.

Sponsored by Mason Jazz Studies participating groups will perform a 20-30 minute set, followed by a clinic by Mason Jazz faculty and special guests.

Mason Jazz Camp

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 2024

The Mason Jazz Camp, held on the George Mason University Fairfax Campus, is an inclusive, intensive program, for musicians (instrumental and vocal) of all levels, with a desire to advance their musical artistry and professionalism. (Responsible people of all ages are welcome to attend.) 

The Mason Jazz Camp offers classes in improvisation, jazz theory, ear training, performance practice (big bands and combos), composition, arranging and jazz history. Students have the opportunity to study and participate in master classes and concerts with leading educators and performers in the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland region.

CVPA Spotlight Days


Mason Fairfax campus - Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts at Mason's Fairfax campus.

For Admitted Students Only.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Spotlight Days give you the opportunity to celebrate your admission to the university, connect with current CVPA students and faculty, learn about university life resources, and get guidance on your next steps to officially become a Mason Patriot.

Admitted students are invited to Spotlight Days after admissions decisions are released.

Check back in the Fall for more Spotlight Days. Find more information.