Colin Mason

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Colin Mason on the HR* Hard Rubber Sax Mouthpiece

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Colin Mason Biography

Colin Mason, DMA, is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Temple College and a freelance performer and educator in the Austin, TX area. He has taught at a variety of levels, ranging from middle school through university, and has backed major jazz artists such as James Moody, Michael Brecker, Eddie Daniels, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Christian McBride, Jim McNeeley, Bobby Shew, and George Shearing.

He has performed literally across the United States – from Maine to California, Florida to Washington – with Indian Tabla Artist Sandip Burman. Engagements with Sandip have included the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, The University of Mississippi, Indian Classical Music Society @ Black Rock Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C., Western Washington University, Washington and Lee University, University of Mary Washington, University of North Alabama, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Murray State University, Tulsa University, Providence College, Regis University-Denver, Central State College, Morehouse State University, Atlanta, Union College, KY, Middlebury College, Western Connecticut State University, Mansfield University, Penn State University – Beaver, PA, Thiel College, Mesa State College, and The California State University-Bakersfield Jazz Festival. Included in their touring schedule are clinics for college and high school students.

Colin is also founder of The Southwest Horns, a jazz saxophone group. They were a feature group on the evening jazz concert at the 2008 NASA Biennial Conference in Columbia, South Carolina and in addition, they were the Guest Artists at the Coe College Jazz Summit in 2006. They have presented clinics at the IAJE Annual Conference in 2005, and state music educator conferences in Texas, California, and Arizona.

He is also a member of Arte Musique Chamber Ensemble, having performed in Texas as well as a lecture-recital at the 2005 College Music Society’s National Conference in Quebec City.

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