Strings Faculty

June Huang

Director: Prof. June Huang


  • Jessica Powell Eig

    Applied Classical Bass, STRINGS, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Praised for her “natural expressiveness” (Montpelier Times Argus), Dr. Jessica Powell Eig has crafted a dynamic and varied career performing on double bass, violone and viola da gamba.
  • Adjunct Faculty, CELLO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Gerald Fowkes, cellist and conductor, is a graduate of Louisiana State University where he graduated summa cum laude in Cello Performance.
  • Adjunct Faculty, CELLO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Award-winning cellist, Ismar Gomes, has performed internationally as a chamber musician, and soloist. Hailed for his “impressive virtuosity, energy, and a handsome tonal range” (Berkshire Review), he has established himself as a captivating young artist, delivering exciting and innovative performances.
  • Soo Han

    Director of ORCHESTRAL STUDIES, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Soo Han is the newly appointed Director of Orchestral Studies at the Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music at George Mason University. He is also the Music Director of the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
  • Adriana Horne

    Adjunct Faculty, HARP, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Adriana Horne joined the Dewberry School of Music faculty in August 2021. She joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Prior to joining the NSO, she was the principal harpist of the New World Symphony.
  • June Huang

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

    Prof. June Huang is the Director of Strings and Assistant Professor of Violin at the Dewberry School of Music. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied violin, chamber music, and string pedagogy.
  • Joanna Owen

    Adjunct Faculty, VIOLIN, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Joanna Owen joined the George Mason Music Faculty in the fall of 2019. She received her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory and her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Eastman School of Music.
  • Shawn Purcell

    Adjunct Faculty, JAZZ GUITAR, Jazz Arranging, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Shawn Purcell, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a jazz guitarist, educator, arranger, and composer in the Washington DC region. Purcell has shared the stage, recorded with, and/or toured with top jazz artists including: Terell Stafford, Nicholas Payton, Tim Warfield, Sean Jones, Brian Charette, Steve Fidyk, Dana Hall, The Chicago Jazz Ensemble, The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Jim Pugh, Chip McNeill, Jeannie Bryson, Eddie Daniels, Chris Potter, Jerry Bergonzi, Steve Allee and many others.
  • Matthew Trkula

    Adjunct Faculty, CLASSICAL GUITAR and Guitar Ensemble, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Matt Trkula is a Northern Virginia based classical guitarist and teacher. He earned his BM in Classical Guitar Performance from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati under Clare Callahan and Masters degrees in Classical Guitar Performance and Music Education from George Mason University under Larry Snitzler.
  • Nana Vaughn holding viola next to a stream

    Adjunct Faculty, VIOLA, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA  

    Nana Gaskins Vaughn, Adjunct Applied Faculty in Viola at the Dewberry School of Music at George Mason University, is in high demand as a freelance musician and teacher in the Mid-Atlantic region.