Director: Prof. Patricia Miller
Associate Professor, OPERA and TENOR, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAA renowned tenor, John Aler teaches applied voice at Mason. He has been a frequent performer with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.
Adjunct Faculty, SOPRANO/CLASS VOICE, Dewberry School of Music, CVPALisa Berger is a professional singer in the Washington area who has been affiliated with George Mason University as an Adjunct Professor since 2003, on the voice faculty and in the classroom.
Stage Director for Mason OPERA, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAGene Galvin, bass-baritone, earned the BA in Music Education from Frostburg State University, the MM in Voice Performance from The Catholic University of America, and the DMA in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland, where he studied with Dominic Cossa.
Visiting Artist Faculty, SOPRANO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPALauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “vocally resplendent” and possessing “impeccable coloratura,” in the 21/22 season soprano Alisa Jordheim returns to the role of Gilda in Rigoletto with Central City Opera, sings her first performances of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Virginia Opera, First Maid in Der Zwerg with the Enescu Festival, Despina in Cosi fan tutte with San Diego Opera, and returns in concert to the New Philharmonic.
Director of VOCAL STUDIES, Professor, OPERA (Mezzo-Soprano) and Artistic Director of the Mason Opera Theater, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAPatricia Miller is an Internationally acclaimed operatic and concert mezzo-soprano. She is also a highly respected voice teacher and Music Educator. A University Professor, artist-teacher and master class clinician, her talent and commitment to opera education has taken her all over the world.
Adjunct Applied Faculty, TENOR, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAProfessor Seong Won Nam is a professional lyric tenor, with a broad background of experience in performance, teaching, and leadership. He is well known in the Washington D.C. area as a focused, dedicated artist and teacher.
Director of JAZZ STUDIES, JAZZ VOICE, Dewberry School of Music, CVPADarden Purcell, jazz vocalist, is a featured soloist with symphony orchestras, big bands and small ensembles, as well as a band leader and vocal instructor. She has collaborated with many of the world’s top jazz artists, and is a former Washington, D.C. Air Force Band vocalist as part of the pop/rock group High Flight.
Adjunct Applied Faculty, MUSICAL THEATER/VOICE, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAProf. Van Slyke is a nationally recognized vocal coach and performing artist with successful studios in the Washington DC area and New York City. He has taught applied voice-musical theater at Ithaca College, The Catholic University of America, and Shenandoah University.
Adjunct Faculty, Accompanying and VOCAL Coach, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA
Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPAJoseph Walsh has three decades of experience in preparing, presenting and conducting opera and musical theater in Virginia, across the U.S. and internationally. He is a conductor admired for his ability to combine dramatic flair and theatrical excitement with sensitivity, detail and a keen sense of dramatic pacing.
Adjunct Faculty, MEZZO-SPORANO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPAProfessor Debby Wenner, mezzo-soprano, is an opera, concert/ recording artist, recitalist and masterclass clinician and pedagogue. A frequent oratorio performer, Miss Wenner has appeared with the Alexandria Chorale, the former Paul Hill’s Washington Singers, the Larry Parsons Chorale in West Virginia, the Bach Consort, the National Shrine and the National Symphony.