George Mason University

Graduation Profile: Sophie Heeden

Studio Was Instrumental to Her Success

environmental portrait of Sophie Heeden

Sophie Heeden

Honors College student and Music major Sophie Heeden didn’t waste a second of her time at Mason. 

The resident assistant for both the arts and Honors living learning communities, a music ambassador for the College of Visual and Performing Arts and an orchestra librarian for Mason Symphony Orchestra, which led to an internship with the National Symphony Orchestra.

But she said her favorite experience at Mason was seeing the viola studio grow since her freshman year.

“I'm happy to be part of an incredibly close and supportive instrument studio,” she said. “We find a wonderful balance of supporting each other but also giving each other constructive criticism after performances in class.”

After graduation, she plans to stay in the area and work as the assistant librarian of the National Symphony Orchestra. She also has plans to continue her education with graduate school in the fall of 2019.