Burt Mason currently serves as Principal Trombone the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Principal Trombone of the Greenwich Village Orchestra and is former Principal Trombone of the New York Staff Band of The Salvation Army. He has been selected to perform as a soloist with numerous ensembles, performing throughout North America, The United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. He has performed under the baton of notable conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Skitch Henderson, Kenneth Kielser and Sidney Harth amongst others.
Mr. Mason began playing trombone at age 12 but did not receive any formal lessons until he entered college at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam). Despite this lack of formal training, his ornate skills as a trombonist placed him as a finalist in the first annual New York Philharmonic Young Performers Audition, selection for the esteemed MENC All-Eastern Band, the NYSSMA All-State Band and Orchestra, as well as winning several local music contests. While in college at the Crane School of Music, Mr. Mason won the Crane School of Music’s most prestigious performing contest, the annual Crane Concerto Competition as a sophomore. He has freelanced with the New York Philharmonic and numerous ensembles and orchestras. Outside of performing, he actively composes and manages his own independent music entertainment company.
Mr. Mason has recently completed his Masters of Music in Orchestral Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.
To learn more about Mr. Mason visit his website at burtmason.com.