Friends of Music

Your support can change the life of a deserving student.

Make a gift today!

The Friends of Music at Mason’s mission is to support and build community awareness of George Mason University‘s outstanding School of Music and to raise scholarship funds for deserving music students. As a Friend of Music, your efforts and contributions will:

  • Support specific areas of study through student scholarships and program-related endowments
  • Prepare young artists for exciting careers in music
  • Enrich the community with artistic and innovative musicians, scholars, music educators, and ambassadors for the arts

Your life will benefit as well through:

  • Connection with the School of Music’s renowned faculty
  • Interaction through activities and programs that allow the Friends of Music and music students to get to know each other outside of the classroom
  • Volunteer opportunities for an array of special events and programs that support our students and faculty

All Friends of Music at Mason receive:

  • Recognition in School of Music concert programs
  • Friends of Music at Mason lapel pin
  • Invitations to special concerts and receptions
  • Unique educational programs and master classes by guest artists
  • E-communications from the School of Music and Friends of Music at Mason
  • Opportunities to participate in special scholarship programs and activities

Levels of Support are listed in Playbills as:

  • Friend – up to $199
  • Performer – $200 – $499
  • Section Leader – $500 – $999
  • Soloist – $1000 – $4999
  • Diva – $5000 – $9999
  • Conductor – $10,000 +

The FOMM has a wide variety of opportunities for everyone to become involved! 

Please contact Alice Magelssen-Green at or 703-993-1593 if you are interested in any of the following opportunities.

  • Snack Attack- Provide caloric and emotional support for Mason music students during finals
  • Welcome Tables- Provide information about Mason Music at performances throughout the season
  • Mailings
  • Special Events

President: Barbara Jacksier
First Vice President: Bob Warakomsky
Vice President for Special Events: Kay Rongley
Vice President for Finance: Marty Whipple
Vice President for Outreach: Ed Kelly
Secretary: Al Miller

Board of Directors
Dr. James Bennett, Dr. Kate Hearden, Alice Heyer, Joseph Kanyan, Harriet Kaplan, Evans Mandes, Dr. Linda Apple Monson, Christine Murrow, Judy Reamy, Ann Recknor, Claire Saret, David Stone, and Sophy Peng Weinroth