Mason Bynes is a composer and trained 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 from The Boston Conservatory with a Master of Music in Composition in May 2021.
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.
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), Dallas Opera, Promenade Opera Project, BBC Radio 3, IDAGIO Live, Green Leaf Music Podcast, WWFM- The Classical Network in Trenton, New Jersey and on Lumedia Musicworks 24-hour broadcast. She has also appeared in different interviews with CBS, NBC -DFW and Fox 4 News.
Currently, Mason works as a Graduate Assistant in Employer Relations at the Berklee Career Center. She continues to perform in different vocal ensembles, including The Metropolitan Chorale, Odyssey Opera, and an up and coming composer lead ensemble, Nightingale Vocal Ensemble. Her current projects includes 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.