College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)

  • October 24, 2022

    Sonja Phillips-Thomas is a film and music double major in Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts and is doing big things in the storytelling world.

  • August 17, 2022

    This summer Mason seniors Mirella Guzman-Escobar and Jacques Lykes are interning in the office of the House Creative Services, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • July 20, 2022

    Dear CVPA Community,
    I am so very sorry to be writing to you today with such sad news.  Our wonderful friend, tireless advocate, and generous supporter of the arts at Mason (and so many other important things), Sid Dewberry, has left us.  He passed away on Saturday, July 16, at the age of 94. 

  • July 12, 2022

    The Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music were pleased to host a symposium for scholars, performers, and educators on June 23-24 called: Performing Early Black American Music.

  • May 13, 2022

    A retirement ceremony/reception was held for Prof. Mark Camphouse on April 28th on the Monson Grand Tier following the Wind Symphony's finale performance of the season.

  • May 13, 2022

    We are thrilled to announce that Dr. William L. Lake, Jr., will be joining our faculty as the new Director of Concert Bands in the Dewberry School of Music for the upcoming academic year. Dr. Lake will conduct the George Mason University Wind Symphony and Mason Symphonic Band and will also teach Conducting and Wind Literature classes.  

  • April 13, 2022

    The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is proud to encourage the continued creative development and expansion of our faculty, offering them time and resources to pursue the interests that energize them beyond their classrooms.

  • September 30, 2021

    Arts Emerging: A Celebration of Renewal brought more than 300 people to the Fairfax Campus on a Saturday evening for a festive event that pulsed with artistic energy and the spirit of community.

  • September 1, 2021

    With 80,000 streams on Spotify, music technology major Jessica Taylor is on a fast track to her goal of a successful career in the music industry. She sees her time at Mason as an opportunity to advance her skills as a singer, songwriter and producer by taking courses in music theory, keyboard and voice lessons.

  • June 17, 2021

    A message on observing Juneteenth from Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.