Meet Our Alumni

Mason music graduate Sophie Heeden playing a  viola
Alumna Sophie Heeden, 2018

Sophie Heeden is currently the Concert Operations Coordinator for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She graduated from Mason with a BA in Music (Viola) and a Minor in Arts Management in December 2018. She received her Masters in Music in Viola Performance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and graduated in 2021.

  • Jessica Abbazio

    2005, BM Music Education

    Jessica graduated from Mason in 2005 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, playing French horn in multiple ensembles.
  • Ocie Banks

    2016, BM Music Education

    Ocie is the Vocal & General Music teacher and chorus director at Rosaryville Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland where he is building a music program and assisting his colleagues to incorporate Music and the Arts into the daily curriculum.
  • Andrew Dougherty

    2015, BM Performance

    In May 2017, Andrew graduated with an MM in Music Performance from the University of Maryland where he studied with David Fedderly, and in 2015 he completed a BM in Music Performance at George Mason University where he studied with Andrew Hitz.
  • BA Music with a concentration in String Pedagogy (Cello), 2020

    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.
  • Crystal Golden

    2019, MM in Vocal Performance
    2016, BM Music

    “The Peterson Endowment in Vocal Arts has made it possible for me to attend the program that met all my criteria.
  • Sophie Heeden

    BA in Music/Viola, minor in Arts Management, 2018

    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.
  • Hannah (Whitlock) Keefe

    Violin Performance, 2019

    Hannah Keefe enjoys teaching individual and group violin lessons as well as freelance performing. Her favorite memory of her time at Mason is the spirit of camaraderie formed in the strings studio. 
  • Susanna Kelley

    2017, BA Music

    Susanna Kelley graduated Magna Cum Laude from George Mason University in Spring of 2017. T
  • Sarah Moyers

    2017, BM Jazz Studies

    Sarah Moyers has recently graduated from basic training and has gained a position as a vocalist with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band!
  • Vincent Oppidl

    2008, BA Music
    2010, MM Conducting

    A rising talent in Hollywood, Vincent Oppido’s music is “melodically classical yet unafraid to introduce new ideas” (Damon Lindelof). His music has been performed and recorded in Europe and Japan, and across the United States from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood scoring stages of Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures Studios.