We are very proud of our excellent cohort of doctoral students in the Dewberry School of Music. Selected doctoral students serve as graduate teaching assistants and graduate lecturers within our School.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dewberry School of Music, CVPASamantha Clarke, conductor and flutist, is a Long Island native of East Rockaway, New York. Ms. Clarke is thrilled to be pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in conducting at George Mason University, working as Doctoral Assistant Conductor to the Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony, and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Music. Ms. Clarke is studying conducting with Professor Mark Camphouse and flute with Professor Julianna Nickel. Ms.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAGregory Freeman is an active trombonist and educator in the Washington, D.C. area who also doubles on euphonium. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Gregory grew up immersed in the vibrant music scene in metropolitan Washington and studied trombone with Scott Shelsta of Pershing’s Own U.S. Army Band. Gregory received his Bachelor of Music Education from George Mason University where he studied trombone with Dr. Paul Schultz, and conducting with Anthony Maiello.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Aural Skills), Dewberry School of Music, CVPARita Gigliotti is currently pursuing her PhD in Music Education atGeorge Mason University and most recently earned a Graduate Artist Diploma in Music for Well-Being in May, 2022.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAElliott Godinez (b. 1995) is a first-generation American who advocates for equal accessibility in music. An inner-city Chicago native, his musical expressions have been described as creative, emotionally charged, and thought provoking.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAYiran He, a native of Xi’an, China, currently is a doctoral student at George Mason University working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance, studying with Dr. Linda Apple Monson.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dewberry School of Music, CVPATyler Mire is a trumpeter and award-winning composer/arranger who has had the pleasure of performing with The Mavericks, Sam Moore, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, Tierra Cali, Idina Menzel, Mike Ferris, Anderson East, Wayne Bergeron, Lyle Mays, John Clayton, Conrad Herwig, Terrell Stafford, Andy Timmons, Chattanooga Symphony and a slew of other notable music makers.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAAnh Nguyen is currently a first-year DMA student under Dr. Linda Monson at George Mason University with a Graduate Teaching Assistant position. She started studying the piano at age five, Anh Nguyen has continuously achieved academic success with scholarship, assistantship, and teaching position awards throughout her study path.