OMNI FOUNDATION FEATURES MASON
In an interview with guitarist, Brig Urias, Mason describes her artistic processes when composing her latest work for acoustic guitar, "Broomsticks". Learn more about Mason and her commission with Ex-Aequo by following this link.
HOLIDAY POP SINGERS + BOSTON POPS
Watch Mason perform with the Holiday Pops Singers and The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall (2021). For matinee show listings and for more information regarding tickets, follow this link.
Join WindSync on Friday, December 10th, 2021 at 7:00 pm at Archway Gallery for a concert event featuring the world premiere of newly commissioned work, "Two Stepping", by Houston native Mason Bynes.
For tickets, visit this link.
ROSA PARKS DAY WITH MASON AND THE WESTERLIES
" Presented by Chamber Music America, The Westerlies are a critically acclaimed New York-based brass quartet who have collaborated with ClefWorks and Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum to plan a three-day educational residency and concert honoring Mrs. Parks. In conjunction with the Festival of New Trumpet Music, they commissioned a new work from composer Mason Bynes to be presented at the Rosa Parks Museum. Her appearance in Montgomery is funded by a sponsorship from Capell & Howard."
From Clefworks's Twitter Account. To learn more, visit this link.
BANG ON A CAN FEATURE
" This month, First Fridays with Robert Black will delve deep into the collective “Bass Players for Black Composers.” This new organization is on a mission to connect talented, black composers with new performers and audiences. We’re going to hear cool grooves, ambient beauty, quirky energy, joyful sonics, delightful double bass doings, and more from Yaz Lancaster, Nick Dunston, Mason Bynes, and Joy Guidry."
From Bang on a Can's website. To view the performance, visit this link.
THE SCOPE FEATURES MASON
"Mason Bynes is using her compositions to champion for others. The Scope spoke with Bynes about how she continues to overcome challenges in a white-dominated classical world and how she and other composers can act as liaisons to enact social change within their community."
Written by reporter Claire Joy Moss. To read more, visit this link.
BASS ANNOUNCES MASON'S RESIDENCY
“We are so pleased to welcome Mason to the team,” said Artistic Director Ethan DePuy. “Her music, both beautifully and intuitively written, is a perfect fit for Boston Art Song Society. Our audiences are in for a real treat.”
Bynes’ vocal music will feature in each concert throughout the 2021-2022 season, culminating in a world premiere in May 2022.
Learn more by visiting Boston Art Song Society
THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF PROCESS
"Today we are excitedly looking back at two of our brilliant digital concerts, the first by double bassist Maggie Cox and the second by Rose Hegele and Julia Scott Carey’s concert From the Cosmos to the Soul: A Celebration of Women’s Music.
What do they both have in common? The wonderful music of Mason Bynes! We are delighted to share a blog she has specially written for Illuminate where she discusses power and the beauty of process -"
( Illuminate Women's Music Facebook Page )
EX AEQUO ANNOUNCES NEW COMMISSION FEATURING MASON
"So excited to announce this groundbreaking project - our biggest collaboration yet: “Changing the Canon” Featuring 9 eminent Black American Composers in collaboration with our Ex-Aequo Artists. Made possible by the Augustine Foundation. More details coming soon. Please share to help spread the word! Contribute at: https://www.exaequoartists.com/changingthecanon "
CULTURAL WASTELAND INTERVIEWS MASON
Cultural Wasteland in association with SparrowLive presents Boston Song: New Music from Boston Based Composers May 30th at 2pm available until June 30th at 2pm The Future of Music is here. www.LiveInHg.com/Cultural Wasteland
INTERVIEW WITH MASON AND LUMEDIA MUSICWORKS ARTIST
"This weekend I sat down with Mason Bynes to ask a few questions about her new set of songs "Dowland Impressions". The works are commissioned by Lumedia Musicworks and set to debut online on Friday, March 26th, 2021 as part of their Spotlight Series. The program is all Dowland songs and will feature me on vocals, guitarist and lutenist Hector Torres, and percussionist Jaime Esposito. Watch the full interview above or read the abridged transcript below to learn more about the creative process of bringing renaissance music into the 21st century! Skip to the end to find a playlist of the program and musical inspirations from Mason."
NEMPAC INTRODUCES MASON
"Meet Mason Bynes (b.1997), the composer whose new work "If Singing is Free", commissioned by the NEMPAC Opera Project, will premiere on Saturday June 19th at 12:30 during JUNETEENTH: Opera in the Key of Freedom!"
(from NEMPAC Opera Project Facebook Page)
FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC
was live — with Chloe Rowlands and 3 others
Live Talk - The Westerlies & Mason Bynes
Tonight at 7PM EST on Facebook/Youtube:
INAUGURAL NATS MENTORING PROGRAM
October 2nd, 2020
Happy Friday, NATS friends!
Our Art Song Mentoring Program for Composers Announces the First Class of Mentees!
The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is pleased to announce the composers chosen to participate in the inaugural season of the NATS Mentoring Program for Composers. What a fabulously talented group we have!
Live Talk - with composer and performer Byron Crenshaw (The Growth Eternal) and featured Artist in Residence, Mason Bynes
Join Mason and Byron for his brand new premiere of his work for electric bass, plus new works off of Byron's latest album!
NIGHTINGALE VOCAL ENSEMBLE
"Mason Bynes is one of Nightingale's wonderful sopranos, and a magnificent composer! For our upcoming Stardust: Songs of the Cosmos, she composed a new piece: "Nebula." Since she was kind enough to share some hilarious bloopers with us earlier this week, we thought it only fair to show her final product!
Take a look below to learn more about what we hope to bring to you this season! Donors of even $1 to our kickstarter campaign will have access to an exclusive video from the composer of each original piece premiering in Stardust on October 16th. If you can spare a bit more, we've got more for you!"
Learn more about Mason and her music at masonbynes.org
Thanks to everyone for the support!
To donate, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/.../help-create-a-virtual...
BPBC Presents: New Works for Double Bass 7/30/20
Join us for an afternoon of premieres by Darian Thomas, Mason Bynes, Sarian Sankoh, and Nick Dunston! All proceeds from this concert will be split evenly between 70+ community bail funds and mutual aid funds via ActBlue.
Mason Bynes, The [Wreck]oning
Nick Dunston, Mulch Awareness Month
Sarian Sankoh, everythingfeelsthesame
Darian Thomas, A Disintegrating Foundation Under a Catastrophe of Air
Link to Stream: https://youtu.be/8EhSt5hc1Jg
(From BPBC Facebook Page)
North End Music and Performing Arts Center: "Ask an Expert" Series
Curated and hosted by Heather Gallagher and Alexandra Dietrich, this series will follow a Q & A format with invited experts in a chosen field in the music world, including but not limited to: Singing, Directing, Broadway performers, MET Performers, Customers, Designers, and Composers. Heather and Alexandra will field questions from our community for the panel to answer and discuss. Guests will also share and present work when possible.
Zoom Password: Expert
From NEMPAC website
UNT 2019 Counterpoint Magazine
Featured in a spread about the University of North Texas's Women in Composition. Read more here: https://counterpoint.music.unt.edu/
Unheard: Romantic and Rebellious Women Composers
Following the success of our first edition salon lecture-recital "Unheard: A History of Women Composers," we present the second of our series exploring the gorgeous chamber music of women composers from the likes of Hildegard von Bingen to our very own Boston Conservatory at Berklee composers Laura Nevitt and Mason Bynes.
Join us as we traverse through the sights and sounds of lesser known composers in history as well as contemporary ones, learn about their romantic and rebellious stories and indulge in the beautiful music sung and played by the harp, flute, strings and marimba. You’ll be in for a treat!
The North Texan
Tenacity Takes Root
" Mason Bynes, an award-winning musician, lost two of her fingers in an accident when she was a freshman at UNT. Now, she's a graduate composition major at the Berklee College of Music in Boston "
- From "Tenacity Takes Root," the North Texan cover feature for Fall 2019
"UNT composition major finishes degree despite setbacks"
By Jenna Duncan Staff Writer
May 10, 2019
photo by Al Key/For the DRC
University of North Texas
May 8th, 2019
"Despite losing two fingers in a car accident, Great Grad Mason Bynes didn’t lose her passion for music. She stayed on track as a composer, vocalist, pianist and guitarist. And now, she’s graduating! "
Check out Mason’s and other #UNTGreatGrad stories!
Music composed by Mason Bynes.
(from University of North Texas Facebook page)
June 3rd, 2019
"A recent University of North Texas graduate found a way to keep on pursuing her dreams even after she was dealt an unexpected and devastating blow."
(from CBS DFW YouTube page)
University of North Texas
March 18, 2019
"This group is pitch perfect! UNT’s co-ed, contemporary A Capella group, the UNT Green Tones, was founded in 2008 and is currently getting ready to compete at The National A Cappella Convention in April. In February they were nominated for their very first Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) for “No Place Like Home”. We’re #UNTproud of all the Green Tones are accomplishing!"
(from University of North Texas Facebook page)