Music is infused into the soul of Washington, D.C., offering nearly limitless ways for students to explore and experience music in all its forms.
Both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera perform regularly at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, one of the fabulous performing arts spaces in this culturally rich city. Indie artists and established stars play at the legendary 9:30 club. World-class performance venues can be found throughout the city and beyond, attracting a rich and diverse mix of artists from all over the world who come to share their sound with the enthusiastic crowds.
From jazz and blues to gospel, chamber music, rock, go-go, funk, hip-hop and more, students can experience any and every music genre and performance style in venues that range from seating only 70 people up to expansive concert halls that seat thousands.
Mason students enjoy extensive performance opportunities all year-round, so may find themselves performing on stages that recently welcomed some of their favorite artists.