Emerson College

Emerson College

Since 1880, the visionary leaders who built Emerson College have been inspired by the highest educational aspirations. They have envisioned higher education as more than pure scholarship, but rather an immersive preparation for meeting human needs and launching brilliant artistic careers. Think about this: Emerson was founded as a school of oratory, elocution, and dramatic art—and now marvel at how the College has flourished over the years as a hub of educational innovation. Emerson offered the first collegiate-level program in children’s theater (1919), created the first course of journalism in the 1920s, offered professional training in speech pathology in the ’30s, developed one of the first undergraduate programs in broadcasting and broadcast journalism, launched the first educational radio station in the 1940s, and later added a television station in the 1950s.

Athens Conservatory

Athens Conservatory

The “Athens Conservatoire” (greek: Odeion Athinon) is the oldest educational institution for the performing arts in modern Greece, founded as a non-profit organization in 1871.
The institution played a significant role in the advancement of music studies in Greece since day one. Some of the most renowned Greek musical personalities internationally have graduated from the Athens Conservatoire including Spyros Samaras, Dimitiris Mitropoulos, Nikos Skalkottas, Maria Callas, Gina Bachauer, Alexandra Triantis, Mikis Theodorakis, Dimitris Sgouros, etc., as well as many members of the Athens State Orchestra, the National Theatre, the Athens Choir etc.

George Mason

George Mason University

Today, we are the largest public research university in Virginia with four campuses in Virginia and one in Songdo, Korea. We have grown to more than 37,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Our commitment to serving our students, community and the world is having a measurable impact.
But let’s take a moment to step back, take a breath, and highlight some of the defining events in Mason’s history.