Mason Bynes is a composer, vocalist and multimedia artist from Sugar Land, TX. In a post - modern tradition, she pulls from various stylistic sources, blurring the line between traditionalism and modernism. Her goal in creating music and art is to bridge the gap between genre and performance setting and venue, synthesizing genre, sound aesthetics and visual curations to bring listeners, and ultimately people, together. She received her Master of Music in Composition from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and she also holds a Bachelor of Music in composition from the University of North Texas.
During her undergraduate studies, Mason has collaborated in projects for commercial music, concert music and media. As a film composer, her success includes being selected for the 2020 Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase for Priyanka Shah’s film, “Cross Roads”. Mason has also written for a cappella pop vocal group, the UNT Green Tones, who performed her music in competition for the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella.
Mason’s curiosity fuels her pursuit of collaboration in a myriad of artistic mediums, including film, spoken word, music for acoustic performance, and even the culinary arts. Her passion for bringing listeners together has sparked a variety of commissions with various ensembles and composer led initiatives, including: The Westerlies & Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT), The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Ex-Aequo, Bass Players for Black Composers, and Lumedia Musicworks. Recently, Mason’s music has been featured with Bang On a Can, the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), the International Society of Bassists, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, BBC Radio 3, IDAGIO Live, and Green Leaf Music Podcast. She has also appeared in different interviews with CBS, NBC -DFW and Fox 4News. Additionally, Mason was honored to have been the University of North Texas College of Music's 2021 Commencement Speaker.
In addition to serving on the film/tv composition team at Raging Cloud Studios, Mason also works as a Career Services Advisor at the Berklee Career Center. In this role, she enjoys serving her musical community by educating Berklee's undergraduate, graduate and online students from Berklee and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, on trends and issues in their chosen fields of study. Mason is determined to provide knowledge that can help students achieve a competitive edge, and connect them to alumni and employers for information, mentorship, jobs, and internships.
Mason continues to perform as a vocalist in the Boston area with a variety of ensembles, including Odyssey Opera, The Metropolitan Chorale, and The Boston Pops's Holiday Pops Singers. Her current compositional projects include: a new collaboration with Double Reed Dish; a new commission with classical guitar initiative, Ex-Aequo; a collaboration with Discover Double Bass; a new commission with WindSync ; a commission with New York's Parlando Chamber Orchestra; a residency with Boston Art Song Society.