George Mason University
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George Mason University

School of Music

With a distinguished faculty composed of recognized experts in their field in teaching, research and performance, the School of Music offers a rigorous, yet nurturing curriculum that is tailored to today's world of music and the arts. Mason's music instructors are also active professionals appearing on the world's great stages in Washington, D.C., across the nation, and around the world.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet conducts a master class.

If You've Got the Music in You, Mason is Your Home

The School of Music is the place to be. Whether you're a singer, instrumentalist, conductor, or jazz lover, Mason will help you take your music to the next level. 

  • Vocalists can find their voice in opera, musical theater, jazz and choral studies. 
  • Keyboard/piano students will hone their craft on Steinways -- Mason is an All-Steinway School, providing the best equipment for the study of music. 
  • Percussionists will find their beat through a focused study of chamber music, developing the necessary skills to become total percussionists. 
  • Students who choose the Music Technology concentration will help ensure that the sounds of today will live for years by providing students a strong grasp of the technical and theoretical aspects of music recording and production. 
  • All students will benefit from the knowledge of those who have paved the way, through our Guest Artist program. 

There's so much more we have to offer -- Composition, Conducting, Musical Theater, Ethnomusicology, Healing Arts, Music Education, Brass, Woodwinds, Strings.

Explore the path to your future at Mason.

Exceptional Teaching

Mason is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, which lauded our "vibrant, energized student population" with "truly exceptional teaching."

Student Ensembles

Every music student has the opportunity to perform in an ensemble every semester. And if you're a musician, but not a music major, you're welcome, too. The School of Music welcomes students through many paths.

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