Hylton Center https://cfa.gmu.edu/ en Annie Hunt https://cfa.gmu.edu/node/1816 <span>Annie Hunt</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/206" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/05/2022 - 12:09</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/2022-05/AnnieHunt.jpg" width="301" height="300" alt="Annie Hunt" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Publications Coordinator</span></span></span></span>, CVPA</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:ahunt26@gmu.edu" title="mailto:ahunt26@gmu.edu">ahunt26@gmu.edu</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Annie Hunt is currently the Publications Coordinator for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University where she has been part of the marketing team since January 2020. She has supported the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Center and the academic units through project management, editing, and graphic design. She has more than 15 years of experience in the world of publication design, project management, and marketing. Additional experiences include working with the Shakespeare Theater Company, Wolf Trap, and Strathmore, as well as with local small businesses and nonprofits in the D.C. area. She holds a BA in Theater Arts with a minor in History from Loyola Marymount University and an MA in Public History from California State University, Sacramento.</p> <h3>Degrees</h3> <p><span><span><span><span>MA in Public History, CSU Sacramento</span><br /><span>BA in Theater Arts, minor in History, Loyola Marymount University</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 05 May 2022 16:09:49 +0000 Pam Muirheid 1816 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Gabriel Celeste https://cfa.gmu.edu/node/1811 <span>Gabriel Celeste</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/206" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Thu, 05/05/2022 - 11:47</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/2022-05/GabrielCeleste.jpg" width="299" height="300" alt="Gabriel Celeste" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Graphic Designer, CVPA</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Phone:</strong> 703-993-9811<br /><strong>Email: </strong><a href="mailto:gceleste@gmu.edu" title="mailto:gceleste@gmu.edu">gceleste@gmu.edu</a></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Gabriel Celeste is currently the Graphic Designer for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University where he has been part of the marketing team since 2022. As Graphic Designer, he is in charge of the creation of designs and redesigns for projects under the CVPA, Hylton Performing Arts Center, and Center for the Arts brands. He is a graduate of George Mason University, holding a B.A. in Graphic Design and a minor in Photography.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 05 May 2022 15:47:11 +0000 Pam Muirheid 1811 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Passing the baton: Celebrating Maestro Tony Maiello’s tenure with the AFPO https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-05/passing-baton-celebrating-maestro-tony-maiellos-tenure-afpo <span>Passing the baton: Celebrating Maestro Tony Maiello’s tenure with the AFPO </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/401" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Tionge Johnson</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/02/2022 - 10:21</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><figure role="group" class="align-left"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/2022-05/2016-11-13%20MAIELLO%20-%20CREDIT.STAN_.ENGEBRETSON%20014%20%28Small%29.jpg" width="400" height="522" alt="Hylton" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Maestro Tony Maiello</figcaption></figure><p>The American Festival Pops Orchestra’s (AFPO) <strong><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra-broadway-8217-s-best/">May 14 performance</a></strong> will mark our beloved Maestro <a href="https://www.gmu.edu/profiles/amaiello">Anthony Maiello</a>’s final performance with the orchestra, capping off 12 years of leadership. To celebrate this milestone, we asked the maestro about what he’s loved about this time, and what’s next for him.</p> <p><strong><em>What is a favorite memory of your time with the AFPO? </em></strong></p> <p>I’ve loved all the concerts with the AFPO. My favorite ones are the holiday concerts. There is so much joy in presenting music that puts everyone in the holiday spirit! I experience great satisfaction watching everyone leave the concert feeling uplifted, smiling, and being kind to each other. That is the greatest gift of all for me.   </p> <p><strong><em>In the upcoming concert you’ll be literally passing the baton to AFPO’s new maestro, Peter Wilson, the orchestra’s longtime Concertmaster and Principal Violinist. Please tell us what you are looking forward to for audiences with Peter on the podium. </em></strong></p> <p>It is my hope that Peter will continue not only to serve the AFPO musicians, but more importantly serve the audience members with his programming. Our AFPO audience members attend our concerts because the music touches their hearts, minds, and souls. It changes how they feel as human beings. This key factor of performing music that audience members enjoy is essential to the existence of the orchestra and the core of its mission.   </p> <p><strong><em>How do you plan to keep music in your life after stepping away from this role with American Festival Pops Orchestra? </em></strong></p> <p>I cannot live without music. It is essential to my mental and physical well-being. Oxygen, food, water, shelter, and clothing are necessities in life. For me, music is a necessity in my life. It touches the very core of my existence. I will always play, sing, write, and listen to music as long as I am alive and have the physical and mental capacity to do any or all of these things. No one knows what life brings us in its final moments. What I do know is that music always brings me to a place of joy, goodness, happiness, appreciation, and thankfulness. <span><span>Sharing it with others is a gift and a blessing. I'm grateful I will continue to be able to share that with others in my role as Professor of Music in Mason's wonderful <a href="https://music.gmu.edu/">Dewberry School of Music</a>. </span></span><span><span>What more could one ask for?</span></span></p> <p>Don’t miss Maestro Maiello’s final performance with the American Festival Pops Orchestra on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. in <strong><span><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra-broadway-8217-s-best/"><em><span>Broadway’s Best</span></em></a></span></strong>, featuring Lisa Vroman, at the Hylton Center. <strong><span><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra-broadway-8217-s-best/">Purchase tickets today</a></span></strong>!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">Hylton Center</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 02 May 2022 14:21:52 +0000 Tionge Johnson 1791 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Don’t Miss Maestro Maiello’s final performance! https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2022-03/dont-miss-maestro-maiellos-final-performance <span>Don’t Miss Maestro Maiello’s final performance! </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/401" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Tionge Johnson</span></span> <span>Fri, 03/18/2022 - 14:14</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><figure role="group" class="align-left"><article><div class="field field--name-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/2022-03/2016-11-13%20MAIELLO%20-%20CREDIT.STAN_.ENGEBRETSON%20013%20%281%29.jpg" width="300" height="409" alt="Hylton" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> </article><figcaption>Maestro Anthony Maiello</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span>We hope you’ll join us for a very special </span><strong><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra-broadway-8217-s-best/"><span>American Festival Pops Orchestra</span></a></strong><span><span> (AFPO) </span></span><span>performance on <strong>Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m</strong>. at the </span><strong><a href="https://hyltoncenter.org/">Hylton Performing Arts Center</a></strong><span>. </span><span><span>Maestro Anthony Maiello reunites with Broadway veteran and soprano Lisa Vroman</span></span><span> for a</span><span><span> musical tribute to Broadway in an evening of timeless tunes</span></span> by Rodgers and Hammerstein, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more!  What makes this performance extra special is that this will be Maestro Maiello’s final performance with the orchestra. Read his personal note below and join us to celebrate his 12 years on the podium as founder and conductor of the American Festival Pops Orchestra! </span></span></p> <p><span><span><em>Dear American Festival Pops Orchestra friends, </em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><em>These past 12 years as founder and conductor of the American Festival Pops Orchestra (AFPO) have been among the greatest highlights in my career. I write to you to share that after a wonderful 12 years with the AFPO, the May 14 <strong>“</strong></em><strong><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra-broadway-8217-s-best/"><em>Broadway’s Best</em></a></strong><em><strong>” </strong>concert at the Hylton Performing Arts Center will be my final performance with the orchestra. The timing of this departure feels right, and I believe in leaving on a high “note.”  Please know that I have loved EVERY MINUTE on the podium in front of this fine orchestra and our loyal AFPO audience! </em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><em>It is time to pass the baton, and I am pleased and excited to announce </em><strong><a href="https://peterwilsonmusician.com/"><em>Maestro Peter Wilson</em></a></strong><em> as the next Artistic Director and Conductor of The American Festival Pops Orchestra. Many of you know Peter as AFPO’s longtime Concertmaster and Principal Violinist. His extensive career </em><em>as a </em><em><span>violinist, conductor, arranger, and composer</span></em><em> make him the perfect musical ambassador to lead the orchestra forward. Please stay tuned for more information about Maestro Wilson and his new post in the 2022-2023 season. I know you will give him a warm welcome!</em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><em>From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for your support of the American Festival Pops Orchestra over the years and for being a special part of the many happy musical memories I take with me moving forward. I hope to see you at the </em><strong><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra-broadway-8217-s-best/"><em>May 14 performance</em></a></strong><em> at the Hylton Center—we’ll make it one for the books!</em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><em>Most sincerely yours,</em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><em>Tony Maiello</em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Interested in furthering Maestro Maiello’s </span><span>lifelong commitment to music education </span><span>beyond the podium? Become a part of honoring Maestro Anthony Maiello’s legacy at George Mason University through the </span><strong><span>Anthony J. Maiello Scholarship Endowment. </span></strong><span>This fund</span><span> provides critical scholarships to instrumental music students </span><span>at Mason </span><span>on the basis of academic merit and musical talent. Gifts to the endowment are invested so the scholarships honoring Professor Maiello can make a difference in students’ lives for many years to come. To make a gift in honor of Professor Maiello, </span><span><span>visit </span></span><a href="https://securemason.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/19-giving.aspx?sid=1564&amp;gid=2&amp;pgid=651&amp;cid=1709&amp;bledit=1&amp;dids=662&amp;appealcode=22VPA7" title="https://securemason.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/19-giving.aspx?sid=1564&amp;gid=2&amp;pgid=1020&amp;sort=1&amp;bledit=1&amp;dids=75.504.241.170&amp;appealcode=IVPA5"><strong>this link</strong>,</a><span> or contact Amanda Snellings at </span><strong><a href="mailto:asnelli@gmu.edu" title="mailto:asnelli@gmu.edu"><span>asnelli@gmu.edu</span></a></strong><span><strong> </strong>or 703-993-1593.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>We hope to see you on May 14 at the </span><strong><a href="https://hyltoncenter.org/">Hylton Performing Arts Center</a></strong><span> for this special musical celebration! </span><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra-broadway-8217-s-best/"><strong>Purchase your tickets today.</strong></a></span></span></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">Hylton Center</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 18 Mar 2022 18:14:11 +0000 Tionge Johnson 1731 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Announcing 2021-2022 Old Town Fairfax Restaurant Discounts! https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2021-05/announcing-2021-2022-old-town-fairfax-restaurant-discounts <span>Announcing 2021-2022 Old Town Fairfax Restaurant Discounts! </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/236" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Stacey Schwartz</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:53</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span>Eight Old Town Fairfax restaurants are pleased to offer a 10% discount to ticket buyers, subscribers, and Friends of the <a href="http://cfa.gmu.edu">Center for the Arts</a> and <a href="http://hyltoncenter.org">Hylton Performing Arts Center</a>. When dining, show your Friends membership pin or ticket stub (email tickets are okay) to receive the discount. </span></span></p> <p><iframe height="480" src="https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1RNJTy0YdueDbPEtcvkTHzhKDYCIhxP8q" width="640"></iframe></p> <ul><li><span><span><a href="http://bellissimorestaurant.com/">Bellissimo Restaurant</a>  </span></span></li> <li><span><span><a href="https://www.coyotegrille.com/">Coyote Grille</a>    </span></span></li> <li><span><span><a href="https://www.patriotspubandgrill.com/">Patriot's Pub and Grill</a>     </span></span></li> <li><span><span><a href="https://www.ornerybeer.com/">Ornery Beer Co. </a>    </span></span></li> <li><span><span><a href="http://theauldshebeenva.com/">The Auld Shebeen</a>    </span></span></li> <li><span><span><a href="http://havabiteeatery.com/">Havabite Eatery</a>     </span></span></li> <li><span><span><a href="https://www.winehouseonline.com/">The Wine House</a>   </span></span></li> <li><span><span><a href="http://www.capitalalehouse.com/fairfax-main-menu/">Capital Ale House</a> </span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">Hylton Center</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 05 May 2021 15:53:50 +0000 Stacey Schwartz 1446 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Partnering with Step Afrika! https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2020-12/partnering-step-afrika <span>Partnering with Step Afrika! </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/236" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Stacey Schwartz</span></span> <span>Fri, 12/11/2020 - 14:13</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:field_content_topics" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasefield-content-topics"> <h2>Topics</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-content-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Topics</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Center for the Arts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/201" hreflang="en">Dance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">Hylton Center</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:text" data-inline-block-uuid="bfface74-2d3d-44b3-a45f-bde430c8e5bc" class="block block-layout-builder block-inline-blocktext"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embedded" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="f8d24158-fd6d-4979-8155-14b18f5e1cf4" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity"> <article> <div class="field field--name-field-media-video-embed-field field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"> <iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9padyksZcbc?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe></div> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:news_release:body" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-releasebody"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>The Hylton Performing  Arts Center has been working with artists to support them in their creative  work during this time when they need it most. Over the past nine months, we have  worked under strict safety protocols approved by George Mason University to  successfully and safely produce performances for streamed viewing by audiences at a later date.</p> <p>The ability to  welcome this small group of artists into our spaces to record performances has  been an inspiring endeavor, and among the groups who have filmed full-scale productions at the Hylton Center is Step Afrika!.</p> <p>Washington D.C.-based <a href="https://www.stepafrika.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Step Afrika</strong></a><strong>!</strong><strong>,</strong> the  world’s first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, employs  a polyrhythmic, percussive dance style, which is a celebrated tradition in  Black fraternities and sororities; uses the body as an instrument; and  integrates song, storytelling, and humor into the performance. This  world-class dance ensemble recently filmed its <a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/step-afrika-8217-s-magical-musical-holiday-step-show"><strong><em>Magical Musical Holiday Step Show</em></strong></a> in the Gregory Family Theater. As a 2020-2021 virtual  Artist-in-Residence, Step Afrika! will bring its trademark percussive style to <a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/?cal=cvpa-hpac-cvpa-mason-arts-at-home-hpac&amp;viewtype=list"><strong><em>Hylton at Home</em></strong> </a>through this highly-anticipated, <a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/step-afrika-8217-s-magical-musical-holiday-step-show"><strong>pre-recorded holiday special</strong></a> available for viewing free-of-charge on Wednesday, December  16 at 7:30 p.m. Information about how to watch the event is shared on this <a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/step-afrika-8217-s-magical-musical-holiday-step-show"><strong>Hylton Center webpage</strong><strong> </strong></a><strong>. </strong>One week prior to this family-friendly performance, a short video for families and children to learn the fundamentals of stepping will be  available for viewing.</p> <p>In spring 2021 Step Afrika! will participate  in a variety of engagement events with Mason students and local community  members. The residency will focus on expanding knowledge about the world of stepping;  a stepping history and technique workshop with Mason School of Dance and  National Pan-Hellenic Council students; and Step Afrika!’s engagement in a  livestreamed digital conversation as part of <a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/?cal=cvpa-hpac-cvpa-mason-arts-at-home-hpac&amp;viewtype=list"><strong><em>Hylton at Home</em></strong></a> and <a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/?cal=cvpa-cfa-cvpa-mason-arts-at-home-cfa&amp;viewtype=list"><strong><em>Mason Arts at Home</em></strong></a>.</p> <p>Before Step Afrika!’s <a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/step-afrika-8217-s-magical-musical-holiday-step-show"><strong><em>Magical Musical Holiday Step Show</em></strong></a>, subscribers from the 19-20 season as well as current  Friends of the Center for the Arts ($150+) and Friends of the Hylton Center  ($150+) are invited to an exclusive Artists in Conversation featuring C. Brian  Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Step Afrika!. Details for how to join the conversation will be emailed prior to the performance. Interested in  special benefits such as these? <a href="https://securemason.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/19-giving.aspx?sid=1564&amp;gid=2&amp;pgid=5535&amp;bledit=1&amp;dids=213.47&amp;appealcode=21HFCA" target="_blank"><strong>Become a Friend</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 11 Dec 2020 19:13:20 +0000 Stacey Schwartz 1381 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Free Student Tickets https://cfa.gmu.edu/news/2020-09/free-student-tickets <span>Free Student Tickets</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/236" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Stacey Schwartz</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/14/2020 - 14:49</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:call_to_action" data-inline-block-uuid="d10991d1-4113-4739-86bc-2c8d53ac936d"> <div class="cta"> <a class="cta__link" href="https://cvpa.gmu.edu/events/free-student-tickets"> <h4 class="cta__title">Learn More About Free Tickets For Students <i class="fas fa-arrow-circle-right"></i> </h4> <span class="cta__icon"></span> </a> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:text" data-inline-block-uuid="829d4562-f38f-492b-bc7c-c14b403cb145" class="block block-layout-builder block-inline-blocktext"> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:basic" data-inline-block-uuid="ee9739cf-2fc7-4305-8e8a-338360d9cf50" class="block block-layout-builder block-inline-blockbasic"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Venues</h2> <p> </p><p><strong>CH</strong>: Center for the Arts Concert Hall<br /><strong>DPS</strong>: Dance Performance Studio<br /><strong>HC</strong>: Hylton Center (SciTech Campus)<br /><strong>HT</strong>: Harris Theatre<br /><strong>TS</strong>: TheaterSpace</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="inline_block:text" data-inline-block-uuid="03c4959f-fc3a-4ccb-8964-d2c2da639c07" class="block block-layout-builder block-inline-blocktext"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span class="intro-text">Most ticketed in-person events presented by the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Center, or the College of Visual and Performing Arts will have a set quantity of free student tickets available. Free student tickets will be offered <a href="https://mason360.gmu.edu/home_login"><strong>online through the Mason360 platform</strong></a> to any eligible Mason student beginning two Tuesdays prior to each event. For full details, visit the <a href="https://cvpa.gmu.edu/events/free-student-tickets" target="_blank">Free Student Tickets page</a>.</span></p> <h3>Student Tickets for Fall 2022</h3> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/school-of-theater-the-originals/">The School of Theater: The Originals</a><br /> Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m.<br /><em>The Originals!</em> offers talented student playwrights and creative artists the chance to share their work in a variety of forms.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/grand-piano-celebration">Grand Piano Celebration</a><br /> Sunday, September 18 3:00 p.m.<br /> The Grand Piano Celebration honors Mason's All-Steinway School and the <a href="https://music.gmu.edu/">Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music</a>, showcasing stellar faculty artists and outstanding student artists.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/keyboard-conversations-174-with-jeffrey-siegel-american-pianistic-treasures/">Keyboard Conversations<sup>®</sup> with Jeffrey Siegel: American Pianistic Treasures</a><br /> Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. <br /> Welcome back <a href="https://keyboardconversations.com/">Jeffrey Siegel</a>, a masterful “pianist who literally overflows with music” (<em>Berlin Die Welt</em>) to our stage for his popular series that tells the stories behind the music.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/an-evening-with-norm-lewis/">An Evening with Norm Lewis</a><br /> Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.<br /> Welcome trailblazing Broadway legend Norm Lewis for an unforgettable evening of stories and songs that highlight his career on stage.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/kristin-chenoweth-in-concert">Kristin Chenoweth in Concert</a><br /> Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 8:30pm<br /> Join Kristin Chenoweth as she takes centerstage as headliner of the 2022 <a href="https://cvpa.gmu.edu/give/signature-events/arts-george">ARTS <em>by George!</em></a> benefit.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/mike-super-magic-and-illusion/">Mike Super - Magic and Illusion</a><br /> Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.<br /> “America’s Favorite Mystifier” Mike Super brings his mind-blowing illusions and combined hilarity of a headline comedian to the Hylton Center to entertain and enthrall the whole family.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/momix">MOMIX</a><br /> Saturday, Oct 01, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Wish <a href="https://www.momix.com/">MOMIX</a> a “Happy Birthday!” with <em>VIVA MOMIX</em>, a compilation of the company’s most dazzling vignettes from the past 40 years of inventive dance and acrobatics.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/keyboard-conversations-174-with-jeffrey-siegel-music-for-the-young-and-youthful/">Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Music for the Young and Youthful</a><br /> Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m.<br /> For the young and young at heart! This Keyboard Conversations<sup>®</sup> with Jeffrey Siegel concert is something the whole family can enjoy.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/alicia-ward/">Alicia Ward</a><br /> Wednesday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m.<br /> Join award-winning cellist Alicia Ward as she performs an impressive afternoon of classical music.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/manassas-chorale-broadway-in-manassas/">Manassas Chorale: Broadway in Manassas!</a><br /> Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.<br /> Join the Manassas Chorale, its smaller ensemble, and premier choirs from local high schools as they celebrate the best of Broadway.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/virginia-opera-the-valkyrie">Virginia Opera: The Valkyrie</a><br /> Saturday, October 08 at 8:00pm and Sunday, October 09 at 2:00pm<br /> Mortals are caught up amidst struggles between capricious gods in Richard Wagner’s iconic dramatic opera <em>The Valkyrie</em>, from his legendary “Ring” cycle.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-symphony-orchestra-fall-2022/">Mason Symphony Orchestra</a><br /> Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> The Mason Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Soo Han, is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-wind-symphony-and-symphonic-band-fall-2022">Wind Symphony and Symphonic Concert</a><br /> Monday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> The Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band open the 2022-23 concert cycle with a shared concert titled "Exclamations!"</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-jazz-ensemble/">Mason Jazz Ensemble</a><br /> Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director Jim Carroll) for an evening of big band music!</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/manassas-symphony-orchestra-celebrations/">Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Celebrations</a><br /> Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.<br /> The Manassas Symphony Orchestra celebrates the beginning of its 30<sup>th</sup> season on Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s 211<sup>th</sup> birthday by featuring piano virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major<em>.</em></p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-school-of-theater-head-over-heels">Mason School of Theater: Head Over Heels</a><br /> Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Friday, Oct 28, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 2:00pm<br /> Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 2:00pm<br /><em>Head Over Heels</em> is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with <em>Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q,</em> and <em>Spring Awakening</em>.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/aida-cuevas/">Aida Cuevas 45<sup>th</sup> Anniversary - Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo</a><br /> Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> All hail the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” Aida Cuevas! In her debut at the Hylton Center, this GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner will fill Merchant Hall with lively mariachi music, the powerful energy of her stage presence, and the rich effervescence of her voice.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/farruquito/">Farruquito: Intimate Farruquito</a><br /> Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.<br /> International flamenco megastar, Farruquito, ignites the stage with raw emotion, extraordinary artistry, and captivating energy.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/nrityagram-dance-ensemble/">Nrityagram Dance Ensemble</a><br /> Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> Set to the sounds of live flute, violin, harmonium, manjira, and drums onstage, <em>Āhuti</em> is a mesmerizing performance and collaboration between Mason Artist-in-Residence <a href="https://nrityagram.org/">Nrityagram Dance Ensemble</a> and the Chitrasena Dance Company.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/preservation-hall-jazz-band/">Preservation Hall Jazz Band</a><br /> Pass It On: 60<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Musical Celebration <br /> Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.<br /> The <a href="https://www.preservationhalljazzband.com/">Preservation Hall Jazz Band</a>’s iconic and exuberant “Big Easy” sound will have you up and dancing from the beginning to end of their concert!</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/virginia-opera-a-taste-of-opera/">Matinee Idylls: Virginia Opera A Taste of Opera</a><br /> Wednesday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m.<br /> Opera lovers, rejoice in an afternoon bill brimming with all of the drama, poetry, history, and romance that makes opera so heart-thrilling.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/metropolitan-jazz-orchestra-salute-to-the-military/">Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: Salute to the Military</a><br /> Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> Celebrate Veterans Day week with Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra’s “Salute to the Military.” Vocalist Darden Purcell, Mason Director of Jazz Studies and Jazz Voice, joins Founder and Artistic Director and virtuoso saxophonist Jim Carroll and his Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for an unforgettable evening of jazz standards celebrating our Military’s Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/sugar-skull-a-d-237-a-de-los-muertos-musical-adventure/">SUGAR SKULL! A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure</a><br /> Presented by Mexico Beyond Mariachi<br /> Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.<br /> Vita Flores thinks her family is locoto be planning a party for the dead. But things change<br /> suddenly when her abuelita’scandy skeleton jumps to life, launching her into a magical world!</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/virginia-opera-the-pirates-of-penzance">Virginia Opera: The Pirates of Penzance</a><br /> Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Sunday, November 13, 2022 2:00pm<br /> Set sail with this classic comic operetta fit for all ages. Gilbert &amp; Sullivan’s <em>The</em><em>Pirates of Penzance </em>has everything—whimsical melodies, hilariously memorable characters, and one of the most terrific earworms of all time, “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.”</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-jazz-vocal-night-fall-2022/">Mason Jazz Vocal Night</a><br /> November 14 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> Join Dr. Darden Purcell, the Mason Jazz Voice studio and Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble for an evening of swinging standards and classic hits from the Great American Songbook!</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/sutta/">Sutta</a><br /> Preview November 17 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> November 18 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> It's 2017, and a young doctoral candidate is in the final throes of his dissertation on ancient religious traditions in the modern world.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/jazz4justice-8482">Jazz4Justice™</a><br /> Friday, November 18, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Join Mason Jazz and Friends as we explore the roots and development of America's greatest contribution to the Arts—Jazz.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/keyboard-conversations-174-with-jeffrey-siegel-immortal-impromptus">Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Immortal Impromptus</a><br /> Sunday, November 20, 2022 7:00pm<br /> Keyboard Conversations<sup>®</sup> with <a href="https://keyboardconversations.com/">Jeffrey Siegel</a> is for both music aficionados and those that aspire to be so.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/the-5-browns">The 5 Browns</a><br /> Saturday, November 26, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Celebrate the holidays with a concert that fills the Center with all of the spirit and power of five grand pianos played together on one stage.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/the-queen-8217-s-cartoonists">The Queen’s Cartoonists</a><br /> Sunday, November 27, 2022 3:00pm<br /> Welcome to <a href="https://www.thequeenscartoonists.com/">The Queen’s Cartoonists</a> Holiday Special! Keenly aware of all things holiday-oriented and completely ridiculous, musical ensemble The Queen’s Cartoonists have set out to find the best of the best holiday-related cartoons, films, and jazz.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/chanticleer/">Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas</a><br /> Sunday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m.<br /> Join us in our tradition of ushering in the holiday season with peace, joy, and a cappella! Chanticleer’s 12 male voices, from soprano to bass, blend together perfectly in spellbinding harmony.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-wind-symphony-fall-2022">Wind Symphony Concert</a><br /> Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> Join us for a Wind Symphony concert titled "Music for Uncommon Times".</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/soweto-gospel-choir/">Soweto Gospel Choir HOPE: It’s Been a Long Time Coming</a><br /> Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> Direct from South Africa, welcome the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir for an exuberant night of African gospel, spirituals, reggae, contemporary pop, and holiday music.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-opera-performance" target="_blank">Mason Opera</a><br /> Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.<br /> The Dewberry School of Music’s Mason Opera presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/fall-dance-innovations">Winter Dance Innovations</a><br /> December 3 at 8:00 p.m.<br /> Mason choreographers showcase new works performed by the Mason Dance Company.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/manassas-chorale-everywhere-christmas-tonight">Manassas Chorale: Everywhere, Christmas Tonight</a><br /> Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.<br /> Get into the holiday spirit with the full Chorale and its 20-piece live orchestra in a concert of fifteen carols and popular songs of the season.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/natalie-macmaster-amp-donnell-leahy">Natalie MacMaster &amp; Donnell Leahy</a><br /> Saturday, December 03, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Center for the Arts audience favorites, <a href="https://www.natalieanddonnell.com/">Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy</a>, return for the holidays with their musical family for a jubilant evening of lightning-fast fiddling, lively step dancing, and loads of Irish music.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-symphony-and-choirs-holiday-concert">Mason Symphony and Choirs Holiday Concert</a><br /> Sunday, Dec 04, 2022 7:00pm<br /> Join us for a joyous concert celebration by the Dewberry School of Music as we ring in the holiday season!</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra/">American Festival Pops Orchestra Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season</a><br /> Friday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. <br /> Just hear those sleigh bells jingling. Ring ting tingling too. Come out to the Hylton Center for timeless holiday favorites with the American Festival Pops Orchestra.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/vienna-boys-choir">Vienna Boys Choir</a><br /> Friday, Dec 09, 2022 8:00pm<br /> The holiday season isn’t complete without the return of the <a href="https://www.viennaboyschoir.org/">Vienna Boys Choir</a> melting hearts with their heavenly voices.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/manassas-symphony-orchestra-family-concert-explorations">Manassas Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Explorations</a><br /> Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 3:30pm<br /> The MSO commemorates the 20<sup>th</sup> edition of its annual family concert by taking listeners on a musical journey with a world premiere of Manassas composer Ben Bernstein’s work based on award-winning author and <em>New Yorker</em> cover artist Bob Staake’s new book, <em>The Path</em>.</p> <p><a href="https://cvpa.gmu.edu/dance-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D670832888">Mason Dance Studio Series</a><br /> Tuesdays, December 6 at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.<br /> Studio Series is an intimate black-box experience showcasing new dances by George Mason University's School of Dance.</p> <p><a href="https://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/american-festival-pops-orchestra">American Festival Pops Orchestra</a><br /> Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 8:00pm<br /> Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too. Come out to the Center for the Arts for timeless holiday favorites with the American Festival Pops Orchestra.</p> <p><a href="https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/a-celtic-christmas-with-se-225-n-heely">A Celtic Christmas with Seán Heely</a><br /> Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 4:00pm<br /><a href="https://www.seanheely.com/">Seán Heely</a>, U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and folk singer, returns for an encore performance to celebrate the holiday season with Celtic Christmas music.</p> <p><a href="https://cvpa.gmu.edu/events/free-student-tickets" target="_blank">Learn more about free tickets for students.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:49:47 +0000 Stacey Schwartz 791 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Julia Decker https://cfa.gmu.edu/profiles/jdecker6 <span>Julia Decker</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/206" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:04</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/2022-05/Decker.jpg" width="500" height="500" alt="Julia Decker" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Project and Creative Manager, CVPA<br /> Project and Creative Manager, Hylton Center</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="profile-bio-section"><span class="info-staff"><strong>Phone</strong>: 703-993-5158</span><br /><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> College Hall</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="profile-bio-section"> <p>Julia has worked in marketing, communications, and nonprofits from the West Coast to the Eastern Seaboard. Prior to Mason, Julia served as Marketing and Communications Specialist at Day &amp; Zimmermann and Community Outreach Coordinator for Stafford County Public Schools. As Director of Production for the agency JeTT Media Group, Julia oversaw all web design, development, print, and social media. Julia also founded and projected directed the Veteran nonprofit Serve the Warrior, implementing of a robust strategic plan with multiple program offerings. Julia has also worked extensively in the film industry from production to writing to performance and has taught middle school drama. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:04:09 +0000 Pam Muirheid 1821 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Kirstin Franko https://cfa.gmu.edu/node/1236 <span>Kirstin Franko</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/206" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Pam Muirheid</span></span> <span>Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:14</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/2022-05/KirstinFranko.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="Kirstin Franko" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Associate Director of Communications and Content, CFA, Hylton, CVPA</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Email: <a href="mailto:kfranko@gmu.edu">kfranko@gmu.edu</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="profile-bio-section"> <p>Kirstin Franko brings nearly two decades of communication strategy within the arts to the College of Visual and Performing Arts. During her 11 seasons as Director of Media Relations for Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, she spearheaded publicity efforts for the Tony Award-winning performing arts center. In her role, she was responsible for developing and executing comprehensive media strategies for more than 100 Arena Stage productions and leveraging opportunities for institutional coverage: including executive profiles, arts education initiatives, and leadership in trailblazing trends within the American theater landscape. Kirstin has also consulted with Spitzberg Advisors, a strategic advisory firm serving nonprofit organizations and leaders.</p> <p>For Mason, Kirstin serves as the Associate Director of Communications and Content where she strategically influences marketing and public relations efforts for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center for the Arts in Fairfax, and the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.</p> <p>As a graduate of TCU's Bob Schieffer School of Journalism, Kirstin is a Texas native, but recently made a cross-country move from her home in Fairfax, Virginia to Orange County, California where she works remotely and lives with her husband and two daughters.</p> <h3>Degrees</h3> <ul><li><strong>BA, Communications Studies, </strong> Texas Christian University's Bob Schieffer School of Journalism</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:14:07 +0000 Pam Muirheid 1236 at https://cfa.gmu.edu Stacey Schwartz https://cfa.gmu.edu/profiles/sschwa14 <span>Stacey Schwartz</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin_alpha</span></span> <span>Fri, 12/09/2016 - 19:00</span> <div class="layout layout--gmu layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--30-70"> <div class="layout__region region-first"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_headshot" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-headshot"> <div class="field field--name-field-headshot field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/g/files/yyqcgq196/files/2022-05/StaceySchwartz_0.jpg" width="300" height="300" alt="Stacey Schwartz" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_org_positions" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-org-positions"> <div class="field field--name-field-org-positions field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Titles and Organizations</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Digital Strategist, CFA, Hylton Center, CVPA</p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_contact_information" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-contact-information"> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-contact-information field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="profile-bio-section"><span class="info-staff"><strong>Phone</strong>: 703-993-1490</span><br /><strong>Campus:</strong> Fairfax<br /><strong>Building:</strong> College Hall<br /> Room C110<br /><span class="info-staff"><strong>Mail Stop</strong>: 4C1</span></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region region-second"> <div data-block-plugin-id="field_block:node:profile:field_bio" class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodeprofilefield-bio"> <h2>Biography</h2> <div class="field field--name-field-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Stacey has worked either with or for arts organizations throughout her career. Currently, she is the digital strategist for the Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University, where she is able to combine her interests in both the arts and technology. She is also working towards her MA in Arts Management at Mason, with an expected graduation date of spring 2023.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:01 +0000 admin_alpha 861 at https://cfa.gmu.edu