Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music

  • February 7, 2024

    Two-time Mason alum Jamie VanValkenburg directed the Oakton High School Marching Band to victory in the inaugural Metallica marching band competition “For Whom the Band Tolls!”

  • September 6, 2022

    Dr. Michael Nickens, an associate professor of music at Mason, explains how he transforms from his mild-mannered persona into Doc Nix, the flamboyant leader of the Green Machine, the nation’s No. 1 pep band. Actor Bill Murray is a fan of the band, and Nix is pretty good on the tuba.

  • August 1, 2022

    Talented composer and rising senior in the Dewberry School of Music, Catherine "Kitty" Fields talks about her journey at Mason so far and what comes next for her musical future.

  • July 20, 2022

    Dear CVPA Community,
    I am so very sorry to be writing to you today with such sad news.  Our wonderful friend, tireless advocate, and generous supporter of the arts at Mason (and so many other important things), Sid Dewberry, has left us.  He passed away on Saturday, July 16, at the age of 94. 

  • August 16, 2007

    The Washington Post's story on how the School of Music became an All-Steinway school thanks to Sid Dewberry.

  • December 6, 2021

    The Young Alumni Commissioning Project, a grant program for recent graduates, announced the fourth round of requests for proposals from interested alumni. The funds granted to recipients will fund new original works of art in a variety of mediums.

  • 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 30, 2021

    Arts Emerging: A Celebration of Renewal brought more than 300 people to the Fairfax Campus on a Saturday evening for a festive event that pulsed with artistic energy and the spirit of community.

  • May 20, 2021

    This summer, the College of Visual and Performing Arts is bringing the music back to Northern Virginia. Throughout June, performing arts faculty and student artists will return to the stage for the Lunchtime with the Arts at Mason series, taking place on Thursdays in June from 12:30-1:30 pm.

  • May 5, 2021

    The Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music presents A Song of Freedom: Featuring World Premieres by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton and Michael W. Nickens, Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. as part of Mason Arts at Home.