Recent Student, Faculty, and Staff Graduates

Mason Community Arts Academy celebrates our students, faculty, and staff who recently graduated!



Ashlyn Rock, Instructor – Voice

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

Masters in Vocal Performance

Ashlyn plans to continue teaching, taking lessons and coachings in Cincinnati between visits back home to Virginia, and auditioning for Young Artist Programs in Opera throughout the year.


Danae Powers, Oboe Teacher

Danae Michelle Powers, Instructor – Oboe

George Mason University

Masters of Music in Oboe Performance

Danae is building her oboe studio in the area while taking orchestral auditions.



Lucas Kremer, Jr Instructor – Saxophone

George Mason University

Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education

Lucas will continue working as a saxophone instructor and staff member at Mason Community Arts Academy.



Madelyn Marie Austin

George Mason University

Master’s in Instrumental Conducting and Oboe Performance

Madelyn hopes to continue teaching music and oboe to students in surroundings schools.



Vincent Muscarella, Teaching Artist – Guitar

Towson University

Master of Music, Classical Guitar

Vincent plans to attend George Mason University as a DMA student and teach and perform in his new community of Fairfax, VA.



Ariel Williams Saxophone Lessons

Ariel Williams, Instructor – Saxophone

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Master of Music, Saxophone Performance




Yiming Yang

George Mason University

Master of Arts in Arts Management

Yang will be helping with MCAA’s Summer 2022 Arts at Mason camps.




Anastasia Groccia

Instructor: Claire Allen, Teaching Artist – Violin

Marshall High School

Anastasia is headed to Virginia Tech to study neuroscience.


Sophie Prabhakar

Instructor: Claire Allen, Teaching Artist – Violin

Woodson High School

Sophie is headed to St. Andrews University in Scotland to study astrophysics.


Eric Wolpert

Instructor: Claire Allen, Teaching Artist – Violin

Fairfax High School

Eric is headed to University of Virginia to study computer science.


Brighid McNiff

Instructor: Dr. Misha Tumanov, Teaching Artist – Piano

Brigid will be enrolling in the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance program at Ball State University, Indiana.


Alana Lyons

Instructor: Seon Gyu Park, Teaching Artist – Voice

George Mason University

Alana earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mason’s Theater program, with a concentration in Performance.

Alana will also be teaching with AFYP, as a front of house manager for Workhouse Performing Arts OnStage series, and she will soon be performing in the staged reading of “Midsummer Rekindled” through the GMU’s Professional Artist Residency in Theater (PART).


Ky Dermott

Instructor: Seon Gyu Park, Teaching Artist – Voice

Lake Braddock Secondary School

Ky will be enrolling in the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theater program at George Mason University.


Christian Orrico

Battlefield High School

Christian will be attending James Madison University (JMU) next year and majoring in physics with hopes to participate in the JMU Chamber Orchestra.