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Mason Bynes is a composer and vocalist from Sugar Land, TX. In a post - modern tradition,

she pulls from various stylistic sources, blurring the line between traditionalism and

modernism. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas, with a

Bachelor of Music in composition. Mason will graduate with a master’s degree in

composition from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee in May 2021.

Ms. Bynes has been commissioned by various ensembles and composer led initiatives,

including Kinds of Kings, Bass Players for Black Composers, The Westerlies & Festival of

New Trumpet Music (FONT), The Amorsima Trio and Ex-Aequo. Recently, Mason’s music

has been featured with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), the

International Society of Bassists, Dallas Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, BBC Radio 3,

IDAGIO Live, Green Leaf Music Podcast, and WWFM- The Classical Network in Trenton,

New Jersey. She has also appeared in different interviews with CBS, NBC -DFW and Fox 4


Mason's current projects include a new collaboration with Lumedia Musicworks for a new

song cycle for voice and guitar called, "Dowland Impressions". Mason is also looking

forward to: the premier of a new art song as part of The National Association of Teachers

of Singing (NATS) and Cincinnati Song Initiative ; the premier of a new work for classical

guitar with Ex-Aqueo ; a new commission with WindSync, to be presented in October 2021;

and a commission with New York based ensemble, Parlando.

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