Music Education Faculty

Charles Ciorba

Music Education
Director: Dr. Charles Ciorba


  • Angela Ammerman

    Adjunct Professor of Music, MUSIC EDUCATION and AURAL SKILLS, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Angela Ammerman, referred to by the Washington Post as the first “music teacher prodigy,” earned degrees in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music, Boston University, and her PhD from George Mason University.
  • Tina Beveridge

    Assistant Professor of CHORAL MUSIC EDUCATION

    Dr. Tina Beveridge was appointed Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the Dewberry School of Music of George Mason University in 2022. While the majority of her teaching experience is in all ages and levels of choral music, she has also taught band at middle and high school level, and elementary general music
  • Charles Ciorba

    Associate Professor/Director of MUSIC EDUCATION, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Charles R. Ciorba, Associate Professor and Director of Music Education, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education.  Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Dr. Ciorba was Associate Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Music Education at the University of Oklahoma, where he (a) gained extensive experience supervising graduate research and (b) taught courses in the areas of research, psychology, philosophy, sociology, assessment, and quantitative analysis.
  • June Huang

    Director of STRINGS, Assistant Professor, VIOLIN, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Prof. June Huang will be serving as Mason’s Director of Strings, a new full time applied faculty position, effective August 2017. She served as an adjunct violin faculty member in Mason’s School of Music since August 2015.
  • William (David) Porter

    Adjunct Faculty, TUBA, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    William D. (David) Porter is a retired CMSgt from The United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C. During his 24 year career there, he played tuba with The Concert Band, The Ceremonial Brass and The Symphony Orchestra.
  • Scott Seifried

    CLASS GUITAR, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Scott Seifried earned the BFA degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, the Master of Music degree from James Madison University, and the PhD in Education from George Mason University.
  • Headshot of Prof. Tyson Sterne

    Adjunct Faculty, MUSIC EDUCATION Supervision of Student Teachers, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA 

    Prof. Tyson Sterne is an experienced music educator working with 4th through 12th grade instrumental music ensembles and K-12 general music since 2001. Mr. Sterne has taught in Seattle Public Schools in Washington state, Chicago Public Schools in Illinois, Vancouver, WA Public Schools, and Miami-Dade Public Schools in Florida.
  • Mary Ulrey

    Adjunct Faculty and SUPERVISION OF STUDENT TEACHERS, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Mary Ulrey earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Indiana University School of Music studying under Fred Ebbs, Ray Cramer, Henry Gulick, and Robert Klotman. While at IU, she advocated for women to be able to join the Marching Hundred and was in the first class of five women to march.