A retirement ceremony/reception was held for Prof. Mark Camphouse on April 28th on the Monson Grand Tier following the Wind Symphony's finale performance of the season. Teresa Jenkins (senior clarinetist) and Samantha Clark (doctoral conducting student) presented Prof. Camphouse with a beautiful, signed gift from the Wind Symphony members. 2022 marks Prof. Camphouse’s 44th year of full-time teaching in higher education. In 2006, Professor Camphouse joined our faculty of George Mason University where he has served with distinction as Director of Concert Bands and conductor of the wind symphony. Additionally, Prof. Camphouse has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, conducting, orchestration, and analysis at Mason. We recognize the extraordinary impact of Mark Camphouse on our music profession - as a leading composer, conductor, and educator.
A retirement reception was held for Prof. Glen McCarthy (class guitar) and Prof. Glenn Dewey (applied bass) on May 10th. Prof. McCarthy has been teaching at Mason for 31 years and Prof. Dewey has been at Mason for 28 years.
Prof.Glen McCarthy has taught class guitar at Mason since 1991 - a total of 31 years. Prof. McCarthy's lifetime of teaching, artistry, and service to our beloved music education profession are deeply valued and appreciated. He is the past chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education, the past chair of the ASTA Guitar-in-the-Schools Committee and a co-chair and clinician for Teaching Guitar Workshops. The Grammy Foundation recognized Glen McCarthy as one of the top ten music educators in the United States in 2014.
Prof. Glenn Dewey has taught applied double bass (both classical and jazz) at Mason since 1994 as an adjunct professor and has also served as Producer of Mason Music Productions. Glen recently retired as bassist with “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra in Washington D.C. His fluency in many musical languages has provided him with a wealth of memorable experiences and opportunities. Congratulations to Prof. Dewey on his new full-time position as Assistant Prof. of Double Bass at Oklahoma State University, starting in the Fall of 2022.