Due to COVID-19 our offices have migrated to tele-work. For questions, please email the Academy at academy@gmu.edu. All private lessons and some classes are now online. Unfortunately, some classes have been canceled. Please check your email for details and updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well everyone!

Mason Chamber Music Intensive

Chamber music students rehearsing

Summer 2020 registration is open!


For the more advanced violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano student who is looking for an enhanced small chamber ensemble experience, our new Chamber Music Intensive is for you! Work with Mason School of Music professors and guest artists in two different chamber ensembles, receive daily coachings,  and enjoy special masterclasses. A final performance will complete the week!


Program Highlights:


Ages:  13-18
Dates:  July 6–10  (M-F)
Times:  9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuition:  $555*
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
After Care:  $90/week (pickup by 6 p.m.)Learn More

The After Care program is located in Mason’s deLaski Performing Arts Building. Before the final checkout, search for and add “After Care” to your cart.

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2020

In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.

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Note: *Registrants will be charged an initial $53 application fee. If approved after the audition, the tuition balance will be auto-charged on June 22. Otherwise, you will be refunded $50 from the application fee.





Minimum Level Requirements

Auditions  (In-person auditions have been canceled.  All auditions must be submitted by video.)
A successful audition is required to participate in this program. Please submit audition material via YouTube video by June 15 or sooner if possible. Email a link for the YouTube video to Academy@gmu.edu and include the student’s name. For consideration of auditions past the deadline, please contact the Program Director at jhuang15@gmu.edu.

Audition Requirements





June Huang, violin lessons
Director: June Huang
Mason School of Music Professor
Read about Professor Huang

Professor June Huang serves as director of strings at Mason’s School of Music and holds a Masters of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she was a member of the Young Artist String Quartet. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as an undergraduate. Professor Huang studied at the Meadowmount School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, and Kneisel Hall. Her primary teachers include Jens Ellerman, Stephen Clapp, Ronald Copes, and Marilyn McDonald.

An active performer in the Washington, D.C. area, she has performed with the National Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Wolf Trap Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, and Amadeus Orchestra. She is a frequent chamber music collaborator and has appeared in concerts with the Staunton Music Festival, Red Lodge Music Festival, Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, and Virginia Virtuosi. A specialist on the baroque violin, Ms. Huang plays and records with Opera Lafayette, Four Nations, REBEL Baroque Orchestra and Mannheim Rocket. Leadership positions have included concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort and the National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra.

Professor Huang is a passionate teacher and has a strong interest in furthering the field of violin pedagogy. She is a guest clinician at many camps, schools, workshops, and clinics. A teacher certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and a recipient of a research grant from the Levine School of Music, she visited Matsumoto and studied violin pedagogy with Dr. Suzuki.

Professor Huang founded and directed the String Camp/Strings Plus at Levine Music in Washington, D.C. for 26 years.


Guest Artist: Gunston Trio (June Huang violin, Gerald Fowkes cello, John Healey piano)
Gunston Trio playing




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