College of Visual and Performing Arts

  • March 7, 2023

    Professors from Mason's Dewberry School of Music and Mason's School of Dance collaborated to create a performance that brought together dancers and musicians live onstage.

  • June 2, 2022

    George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the fourth round of its Young Alumni Commissioning Project Awards.

  • February 7, 2022

    Shá Norman (They/She) joins George Mason University with over ten years of experience in program administration in education non-profits and higher education institutions. 

  • Fri, 12/10/2021 - 12:12

    Rick Davis is Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, and Professor of Theater. From 1991 until the company’s closure in 2012, he was artistic director of Mason’s professional theater company, Theater of the First Amendment (TFA). Under his leadership, TFA became one of the Washington area’s most respected theaters, winning twelve Helen Hayes Awards and producing more than twenty world premieres.

  • November 4, 2021

    On Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m., George Mason University’s Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music is proud to present the Jazz4Justice™ 20th Anniversary Concert, a one-of-a-kind event celebrating Northern Virginia’s love of music while raising funds to support legal services for low-income Northern Virginians and the George Mason University Jazz Studies program.

  • October 5, 2021

    Beginning October 18, and until further notice, all attendees of indoor events or performances at the Center for the Arts, regardless of age, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of their visit or show a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry. Face coverings will be required for patrons ages two and up.

  • October 5, 2021

    In what ways can a classical music ensemble build resonance and relevancy in modern society? Mason’s second Artist-in-Residence of the 2021/2022 season, Sphinx Virtuosi, one of the nation’s most innovative and pioneering chamber music ensembles, tackles that issue with a two-pronged approach

  • September 3, 2021

    CARTOGRAPHY is a “stunning” (The New York Times) and timely theatrical work that follows five young refugees searching for a new place to call home. Created in collaboration with Artist-in-Resident Kaneza Schaal and writer and illustrator Christopher Myers, CARTOGRAPHY draws on their work with refugee youth from around the world.

  • May 20, 2021

    George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts Announces Djola Branner as the new Director of the School of Theater