Festival of New Trumpet Music

was live — with Chloe Rowlands and 3 others

September 11 at 8:02 PM  

Live Talk - The Westerlies & Mason Bynes

Tonight at 7PM EST on Facebook/Youtube:

The Westerlies!

Riley Mulherkar and Chloe Rowlands on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone. Their performance will include a special piece by composer Mason Bynes honoring Rosa Parks.


National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

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!

Bass Players for Black Composers 

December 4th at 8pm  

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!

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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

Thanks to everyone for the support!

To donate, visit:

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:

(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:
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       


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Denton Chronicle
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) 

Uprising Women's Chamber Ensemble

Uprising Choir

February 20th, 2019 

We are proud to make our debut at Mason Bynes' senior recital this Friday! We will be premiering one of her original compositions. Hope to see you there!

(from Uprising Choir Facebook page) 


January 4, 2018 · 

" This video of UNT A Cappella Choir singing René Clausen's "Set Me as a Seal" is so gorgeous! " 

( from ChoirBuzz Facebook page ) 

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