College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University


As part of our collective effort to minimize the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 to our community, all performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center have been cancelled through May 18, 2020. This includes performances by the Hylton Center Arts Partners, and all events sponsored by external organizations. Information for ticket holders can be found here. If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, please contact the Hylton Center Ticket Office.

Research Opportunity: Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Ukulele Workshops with Glen McCarthy

When/WhereWednesday, Mar 18, 2020 7:00pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Rehearsal Room, Science and Technology
 Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 7:00pm 
 Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020 7:00pm 
 Wednesday, Apr 08, 2020 7:00pm 

UPDATE: Currently, we are planning for the ukulele workshops to continue through teleworkshops!  We invite you to join us....but through your computer or smart phone!

We are working to determine when the ukulele workshops can take place, and what remote platform we will use to conduct them. As soon as we decide on a course of action, we will notify all registered participants with more information. Stay well!

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at the tiny, musical marvel that is the ukulele, or continue building your skills, now is your chance!  The Veterans and the Arts Initiative is offering the Veteran community the opportunity to participate in a four-week series.  All participants are requested to participate in all four weeks of the series.

A component of participation in this series includes completing research surveys during the first and last weeks of the series.  The surveys measure sense of community, social support, and motivators for participation in the series.  All survey responses will be kept anonymous.  If you have questions regarding the research component, please contact Dr. Niyati Dhokai, Program Director for the Veterans and the Arts Initiative at

Additional Information for Participants of Ukulele Lessons and Workshops


Sessions are FREE to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers. Instruments will be provided for participants to borrow during the sessions, which are led by Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at Mason Community Arts Academy and George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community Veterans and the Arts Initiative workshops and special events at the Hylton Center.

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, is a partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies with administrative support provided by Americans for the Arts.

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