Outstanding Career Prospects

Mason harpist playing at area event
Mason Musicians Are in Demand
Mason Musicians Are in Demand

Our music students are regularly requested to play at university events, fundraising initiatives, ceremonial events, weddings, retirement communities and cocktail functions. They gain valuable networking opportunities and practice for the real world upon graduation.

The combination of extraordinary music education, performance experience in one of our many ensembles, rigorous academic studies, and internships prepares our graduates to pursue their dreams wherever they desire.  

Dewberry School of Music alumni pursue varied and exciting careers in the field, from composing new music for films, television series, and video games and performing on stages from D.C. to Des Moines and from China to the Virgin Islands, to coaching new musicians in schools across the country.

Sophie Heeden and classmates doing an internship
In the summer of 2019, three music students interned at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Sewanee, TN: Sophie Heeden (middle) as the Operations Manager, Joshua Ellis as the Cumberland Orchestra Manager, and Emily Craine as the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra Manager. All three students were studying towards a BA in Music and Minor in Arts Management.

Places Our Students Will Intern

George Mason University's advantageous location so close to Washington D.C. opens up many opportunities for our students and alumni. Our students have interned at places such as:

Places Our Alumni Have Pursued Careers

Our alumni have pursued careers in public schools and as private teachers, freelance performers, arts administrators, military band members, and church/liturgy musicians in places such as:

Kaitlyn Burns Interns at Mason Academy

George Mason senior flute student Kaitlyn Burns worked with the Mason Community Arts Academy as one of their summer interns during the summer of 2022. Kaitlyn is a recipient of a Friends of Music at Mason scholarship and was also selected to be a Music Ambassador for 2022-2023. She is currently studying with Professor Julianna Nickel. Doctoral pianist, Jiye Kim, on piano as they present Bohuslav Martinu's First Sonata for Flute and Piano.