Mason Bynes (b. 1997) 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 is currently studying at The Boston Conservatory as a master's student in composition.
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 Amorsima Trio and Ex-Aequo. Recently, Mason’s music has been featured with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), Promenade Opera Project, IDAGIO Live, Green Leaf Music Podcast, WWFM- The Classical Network in Trenton, New Jersey and on Lumediaworks 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. Her current projects includes a new collaboration with New York based brass ensemble, The Westerlies. This commission will be debuted at The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) on September 11th, 2020. This piece will also be presented at a commemorative performance for Rosa Parks at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama later this year.