Peterson Endowment in Vocal Arts

The Vocal Studies Area of the School of Music at George Mason University is proud to announce the Peterson Family Scholarship Endowment in the Vocal Arts. We are deeply grateful for the generous support of The Peterson Family and the Peterson Family Foundation.  Carolyn and Milton Peterson have been longtime supporters of the Mason Vocal Studies Area, the School of Music, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Their recent transformative gift to the College of Visual and Performing Arts makes possible this exciting new scholarship endowment in the vocal arts.

Based on a successful audition with the School of Music and acceptance into George Mason University, the Peterson Family Scholarship Endowment in the Vocal Arts offers substantial support for outstanding undergraduate or graduate vocal students to pursue a degree in Vocal Performance at George Mason University and study with outstanding internationally recognized artist faculty.

The Mason Vocal Studies Area is seeking gifted artists on the path to performance careers – students with a deep interest in the art of vocal performance, who wish to study and perform opera, oratorio, art song, and lieder at the highest level. These highly competitive Peterson Vocal Scholar awards will be offered to a very limited number of new outstanding candidates who will begin their music studies at George Mason University in the fall of 2019.

The Peterson Endowment in Vocal Arts has made it possible for me to attend the program that met all my criteria. Because of this generous gift, I can pursue the vocal education I need for the success of my career, and I can continue to serve at a university that has given me so much. I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity, and I intend to show it through diligent work and continued service to GMU and to the community. – Crystal Golden [Read more]
 It is a great honor for me to attend George Mason University’s School of Music and receive the Peterson Scholarship to continue my education and advanced training in Vocal Performance. – Seon Gyu Park [Read more


For more information,

please contact Prof. Patricia Miller,

Director of Vocal Studies |