Faculty & Staff

Ellen Rizzuto

Operations Manager

Administrative Staff

  • Operations Manager


  • B.M. Performance (Horn), Oberlin Conservatory
  • M.A. Arts Management, George Mason University

Ellen Rizzuto is the Operations Manager of the George Mason University Dewberry School of Music. She graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in Horn Performance. During her time at Oberlin, Ellen was consistently awarded the Dean’s Scholarship, worked as an Assistant Ensemble Manager, and studied abroad in Lugano, Switzerland for six months at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. Ellen then interned with worldwide music travel agency Classical Movements, Inc. before moving to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to work for the Cape Symphony as Associate Director of Operations, Personnel Manager, and Head Music Librarian.  Ellen has been working in the George Mason University Dewberry School of Music since February 2016 and completed her Master’s degree in Arts Management in 2021. Ellen lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and cat.

Contact Mrs. Rizzuto (nee Hurley): erizzuto@gmu.edu