CVPA Alumni https://music.gmu.edu/ en Mark Evans https://music.gmu.edu/profiles/mevans <span>Mark Evans</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/241" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/14/2022 - 18:19</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2022-09/MarkEvans.jpg" width="400" height="400" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>BA Music with a concentration in String Pedagogy (Cello), 2020</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Mark Evans is a recent graduate (2022) in BA Music with a concentration in string pedagogy. He is currently teaching across the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C area with various Academies and Non-profit organizations. He created his own music education service called <strong>Mark's Music Prep</strong>, where he teaches music to people of all ages to read and write music and to play the cello. He also performs every Saturday in Washington D.C at Harlot D.C during “Brunch with Maestro” where he plays original works that blend the elegance and beauty of the cello with different mainstream genres.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Sep 2022 22:19:56 +0000 Pam Muirheid 3151 at https://music.gmu.edu Hannah (Whitlock) Keefe https://music.gmu.edu/profiles/hkeefe <span>Hannah (Whitlock) Keefe</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/241" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/14/2022 - 10:47</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2022-09/Hannah-%28Whitlock%29-Keefe.jpg" width="400" height="400" alt="Hannah (Whitlock) Keefe" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Violin Performance, 2019</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hannah Keefe is a 2019 graduate of the Dewberry School of Music at Mason. She earned a violin performance degree, which has given her the opportunity to teach individual lessons and ensemble classes at the Music Tree School of Music in Richmond, Virginia. In addition, she has performed with the Virginia Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and Northern Neck Orchestra. She has many fond memories of Mason, but she misses most the spirit of camaraderie and closeness she felt during her time with June Huang and her fellow students in the strings department of the Dewberry School of Music.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:47:48 +0000 Pam Muirheid 3141 at https://music.gmu.edu Sophie Heeden https://music.gmu.edu/profiles/sheeden <span>Sophie Heeden</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/241" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Tue, 09/13/2022 - 14:31</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2022-09/SophieHeeden.jpg" width="400" height="400" alt="Sophie Heeden" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>BA in Music/Viola, minor in Arts Management, 2018</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sophie Heeden is currently the Concert Operations Coordinator for the Boston Symphony Orchestra where she works with the BSO, Boston Pops, and with their operations at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. She also recently accepted the position of General Manager for the New England Philharmonic, a community orchestra in Boston focused on performing contemporary music. She has performed in the viola section with the New England Philharmonic, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Civic Symphony.</p> <p>Something Sophie remembers from her time at Mason was how many opportunities she was presented with both as a violist and aspiring administrator. She performed in orchestra, operas, musicals, and chamber ensembles as well as being an orchestra librarian, ensemble manager, and artist services assistant during her 3.5 years.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 13 Sep 2022 18:31:43 +0000 Pam Muirheid 3131 at https://music.gmu.edu Alumna Aundi Marie Moore, a 2023 Sphinx Medal of Excellence Recipient https://music.gmu.edu/news/2022-07/alumna-aundi-marie-moore-2023-sphinx-medal-excellence-recipient <span>Alumna Aundi Marie Moore, a 2023 Sphinx Medal of Excellence Recipient</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/241" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/19/2022 - 17:53</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="7cfd3347-d422-4ec2-bcdc-fbd526c067b7"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="http://www.aundimariemoore.com/"> <h4 class="cta__title">Learn More About Aundi Marie Moore <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><figure role="group" class="align-left"><div> <div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/styles/medium/public/2022-07/Aundi%2BMarie%2BMoore-Headshot.jpeg?itok=q96-Hp9s" width="500" height="500" alt="Aundi Marie Moore" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </div> <figcaption>Aundi Marie Moore</figcaption></figure><p>Mason alumna Aundi Marie Moore has been named by the Sphinx Organization as one of the 2023 recipients of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence. This annual award is the highest honor bestowed by the Sphinx Organization, bestowed in recognition of extraordinary classical Black and Latinx musicians. The award, which includes a $50,000 career grant, celebrates artists who demonstrate outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination, artistic excellence, and an ongoing commitment to leadership and their communities. Moore will be presented with this honor at the organizations official ceremony on March 1, 2023, alongside the other two recipients of this year's award, Thomas Mesa and Joel Thompson.</p> <p>The Sphinx Organization is "a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.</p> <p>Focused on increasing representation of Black and Latinx artists in classical music and recognizing excellence, Sphinx programs serve beginner students to seasoned classical music professionals, as well as cultural entrepreneurs and administrators.</p> <p>Based in Detroit, Michigan, but with nationwide reach, Sphinx envisions a day where the classical music field looks like our communities: where every young person has the opportunity to express themselves and learn classical music; where audiences reflect the people we see on our streets; and where leadership—on stage and off—includes all deserving voices."</p> <p>Soprano Aundi Marie Moore established herself as an exceptional talent with her Metropolitan Opera debut as Strawberry Woman in the Met’s 2020 production of Gershwin’s <em>Porgy and Bess</em>. Previous operatic stage career highlights include Donna Elvira Don Giovanni at L'Opéra de Monte Carlo for her international debut, Nedda in <em>I Pagliacci </em>at Sarasota Opera, and Mimi in <em>La Boheme</em> at the Amalfi Coast Festival.</p> <p>A member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera, Moore has appeared in numerous operas at WNO, including as the Fifth Maid in <em>Elektra</em> under the baton of Heinz Fricke, and Donna Elvira in <em>Don Giovanni </em>conducted by Placido Domingo.</p> <p>Moore completed her Masters of Music at the University of Michigan and her <strong>Bachelors [of Music] degree at George Mason University.</strong> She participated in the Salzburg Music Festival Young Artist Program in 2008, covering the roles of Donna Anna in <em>Don Giovanni</em> and the title role of <em>Rusalka,</em> and appeared as a featured soloist in the Gala concert conducted by Ivor Bolton. Concert highlights include her performance with the New World Symphony for Samuel Barber’s <em>Knoxville: Summer of 1915 </em>under the baton of Steven Jarvi, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra’s featured guest soloist for the Christmas Pops concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch.</p> <p>Moore has won various accolades including the 2016 Bronze Medal at the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia, First Place at both Florida Grand Opera Young Patronesses Voice Competition and Vocal Arts Discovery Series of Washington D.C., and was a finalist at Operalia.</p> <p><a href="https://www.sphinxmusic.org/sphinx-medals-of-excellence?fbclid=IwAR03DXZ5Oap62lpn7KqapJ9bqeprme-z1AgTYyMch89RhjgSnD9fNtjGYKY" target="_blank">Copied from a Sphinx Music story</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/786" hreflang="en">alumni</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/271" hreflang="en">CVPA Alumni</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/206" hreflang="en">Dewberry School of Music</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 21:53:07 +0000 Pam Muirheid 2761 at https://music.gmu.edu Mohammed Saffouri https://music.gmu.edu/profiles/alum-msaffou <span>Mohammed Saffouri</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Emily Schneider</span></span> <span>Wed, 06/01/2022 - 15:07</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2022-06/Mohammed%20Saffouri%20Full%20Profile.jpg" width="864" height="1155" alt="A headshot of Mohammed Saffouri, who looks at the camera from a slight angle. He has dark hair and a short beard, smiling at the camera. He wears a white button down shirt and is pictured in front of a neutral gray background." loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Mohammed Saffouri is an award-winning Palestinian-American filmmaker based in Fairfax, Virginia. Saffouri distinguished himself early on in his film career by earning a Capital Emmy for his debut documentary film, The First. His next film, Touchline, was recently selected to participate in Tribeca Film Festival. Touchline will be the first Jordanian film to be screened at Tribeca, and Saffouri will be the first alumni from George Mason University to have a film screened at Tribeca in the festival’s history. Saffouri graduated from George Mason University in 2020 with a degree in Film and Video Studies and a concentration in Film Directing. Throughout his eight years in the film and media industry, he has directed three films, produced four films, written three films, and created more than ten promotional videos for companies and non-profits. His work has been screened at such festivals as the Washington DC International Film Festival, the Virginia Film Festival, the Malmo Arab Film Festival, and others. Saffouri is currently developing his first narrative feature film.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 01 Jun 2022 19:07:47 +0000 Emily Schneider 2631 at https://music.gmu.edu Kyle Finnegan https://music.gmu.edu/profiles/alum-kfinneg <span>Kyle Finnegan</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Emily Schneider</span></span> <span>Wed, 06/01/2022 - 15:05</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2022-06/Kyle%20Finnegan%20colorful%20headshot%20smallest_0.png" width="640" height="640" alt="Kyle Finnegan" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Born in the same place as American cinema (the great state of New Jersey), Kyle Finnegan is a filmmaker living in Alexandria, VA. He graduated in 2017 with a BA in Film and Video Studies. After shooting and editing for several years, he currently works at 522 Productions with a focus on directing branded documentaries. His work won him a DC TIVA Peer award in 2021 and he’s interviewed all four of Time Magazine’s heroes of 2021. He has created short documentaries exploring subjects ranging from car hackers in Seattle to an artsy coal mining town in Utah. Whether it’s a film, a website, or a delicious meal, he aims to create something every day.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 01 Jun 2022 19:05:54 +0000 Emily Schneider 2641 at https://music.gmu.edu Seon Gyu Park https://music.gmu.edu/node/881 <span>Seon Gyu Park</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/241" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/17/2021 - 11:07</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2021-11/seon-gyu-park-608x1024.jpg" width="300" height="400" alt="Seon Gyu Park" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Doctoral Candidate in Vocal Performance</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“It is a great honor for me to attend George Mason University’s School of Music and receive the Peterson Endowment in Vocal Arts to continue my education and advanced training in Vocal Performance. I am honored to study Voice with renowned mezzo-soprano and University Professor Patricia Miller and the world class faculty here in the School of Music at Mason.</p> <p>My love for singing began as a young child in South Korea. My parents nurtured my talent and I studied piano, participated in children’s choirs and won numerous singing competitions. I graduated with honors from Hanyang University (BM) and The Manhattan School of Music (MM) In NYC where I was a student of Catherine Malfitano and also took Music Education courses at Columbia University. My love for singing and teaching deepened after moving to the United States. I have sung operatic roles in Smetana’s Bartered Bride, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Puccini’s La Boheme, and I am hungry to learn, study and sing more. When my family moved to Virginia, I was pleased to become a part of the Potomac Arts Academy as a teacher in piano and voice.   Last year I won First Place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Virginia State and Mid-Atlantic Regional Voice Competitions in my category, and I was a semi finalist in the Classical Singer National Voice Competition in Boston. I am deeply grateful for the <a href="https://music.gmu.edu/admissions/scholarships" target="_blank">Peterson Endowment in Vocal Arts</a> and I look forward to continuing my growth as an artist and educator and sharing my talent with an international community.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:07:14 +0000 Pam Muirheid 881 at https://music.gmu.edu Crystal Golden https://music.gmu.edu/profiles/cgolden <span>Crystal Golden</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/241" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/17/2021 - 10:34</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2021-11/CrystalGoldenRecitalShoot_273_sRGB-683x1024.jpg" width="300" height="400" alt="Crystal Golden" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>2019, MM in Vocal Performance<br /> 2016, BM Music</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“The Peterson Endowment in Vocal Arts has made it possible for me to attend the program that met all my criteria. Because of this generous gift, I can pursue the vocal education I need for the success of my career, and I can continue to serve at a university that has given me so much. I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity, and I intend to show it through diligent work and continued service to GMU and to the community.</p> <p>During my time at Mason, I was given the opportunity to compete in several competitions through VA-State and Mid-Atlantic Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), The National Society of Arts and Letters, and Friday Morning Music Club. I was able to travel to Italy for the Amalfi Coast Music Festival three times to perform major roles in the operas. I was also selected to participate in the Oxford Semester study abroad program at University of Oxford.</p> <p>The defining factor of my time at Mason was the overwhelming support I received from faculty and from the Fairfax community. My achievements were made possible because of the vocal instruction and mentorship I received from Professor Patricia Miller, the artistic team that surrounds me in and out of the vocal studio, the well-rounded music education I received from a world-class faculty, and the superior education standards at GMU.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:34:20 +0000 Pam Muirheid 2711 at https://music.gmu.edu Lynn Wildman https://music.gmu.edu/node/861 <span>Lynn Wildman</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/241" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:53</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2021-08/MelissaWildman-s.jpg" width="200" height="280" alt="Lynn Wildman" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>2005, </span></span></strong><span><span>BA Music</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>Melinda (Lynn) Wildman has been an active participant in the George Mason community from the time she was a student in the School of Music through her eight year tenure as Academic Advisor.  Originally from Rochester, New York, Lynn was drawn to Mason by its world-renowned faculty and wealth of opportunities in the Northern Virginia and Greater Washington Metro area.  During her time as a student at Mason, Lynn was involved in many on-campus activities, such as her fraternity Alpha Xi Delta, volunteering to raise awareness for the Autism Speaks campaign, bleeding Green and Gold at Mason basketball games with the Pep Band, and forming partnerships with professors, faculty, staff, and students that have lasted up to the present day.  Lynn graduated in 2005 with a BA in Music and a Minor in Psychology.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>After her graduation, Lynn remained in the area, and in 2007 was given the opportunity to continue her bond with George Mason and the School of Music in the capacity of Academic Advising.  Lynn has been recognized by her peers for her distinguished service to the University.  In 2015, Lynn was awarded the highest achievement that Mason offers its advisors when she was voted the Academic Advisor of the Year; this award is special because it is determined by direct feedback from faculty, staff, and most importantly, the students themselves.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Lynn currently works as an Academic Advisor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Aug 2021 18:53:27 +0000 Pam Muirheid 861 at https://music.gmu.edu Matthew Stensrud https://music.gmu.edu/node/376 <span>Matthew Stensrud</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/241" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:51</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq481/files/2021-08/StensrudHeadshot-s.jpg" width="200" height="280" alt="Matthew Stensrud" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>2013, </span></span></strong><span><span>MM Music Education</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>Matthew Stensrud is currently in his seventh year teaching kindergarten through fifth grade general music at Annandale Terrace Elementary School, a Title I public school in Fairfax County, Virginia. He received his Master in Music Education from George Mason University in 2013 and Bachelor in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2010. An avid Orff Schulwerk educator, he completed his Orff Schulwerk certification through George Mason University in combination with the San Francisco International Orff Course and is an Orff Schulwerk approved Teacher Educator of Movement.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Matthew frequently writes about and presents workshops across the country on the unique combination of Responsive Classroom and Orff Schulwerk in the elementary music classroom. He served on the board of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association and was a key content contributor for the recently published </span></span><a href="https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/product/responsive-classroom-music-art-pe-special-areas/"><em><span>Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE and Other Special Areas</span></em></a><span><span>. He continues to work with the George Mason community through guest lectures for the undergraduate general music methods course and serving as a cooperating teacher for seniors in Mason’s music education program.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>He also serves as Lead Mentor for Annandale Terrace Elementary and is a Pyramid Leader for Fairfax County Public Schools. Matthew is also involved in federal and state policy and advocacy, is a member of the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Advocacy Leadership Force, an Influence Leader with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and was selected as part of twelve arts educators from across the country to meet with the Department of Education and Secretary John B. King, Jr. to speak on the importance of arts in education earlier this summer. One of his recent articles, </span></span><a href="https://edtrust.org/the-equity-line/students-gain-arts/"><span>What Students Have to Gain From the Arts</span></a><span><span>, was published by both The Education Trust and NAfME.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Beyond the classroom, Matthew is also active in his local community and is Chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. There, he works with local citizens and government officials on arts policy regarding public art, arts and culture, grants programs, education, and more. He lives with his husband, Michael Cohen, in the Alexandria neighborhood of Del Ray.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Aug 2021 18:51:42 +0000 Pam Muirheid 376 at https://music.gmu.edu