Faculty & Staff

Burt Mason
Lecturer, Trombone
Degrees & Accomplishments
MM in orchestral performance, Manhattan School of Music
MBA in arts administration, Binghamton University
BA in music, SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music

Burt Mason is an associate musician of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Principal Trombone of the Chamber Orchestra of New York. He is on faculty at the Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and New England Conservatory Summer Orchestral Institute. Guest artist with the NY Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Brass, New Jersey Symphony, Utah Symphony and many others. Carnegie Hall solo debut in March 2018 with the Chamber Orchestra of New York. Soloist with numerous ensembles throughout USA, UK, Europe and Australia.

Mason has performed under notable conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Masur, Mstislav Rostropovich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Skitch Henderson, Gustavo Dudamel, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin in venues including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Apollo Theater and Radio City Music Hall.

He has been featured as a soloist on several recordings as a member of the New York Staff Band (Salvation Army), and on several motion picture soundtracks including

A Dog’s PurposeLion King (2019)Space Jam: A New Legacy and Salem’s Lot (coming spring of 2023).

Mason is founder and executive director of Ovation Concerts, an organization dedicated to balanced diversity in orchestral music. He is the Low Brass instructor for the LA Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles National Festival, a summer music festival led by Gustavo Dudamel, which supports social change through music. Mason performs regularly with the Gateways Music Festival, Chineke! Orchestra, and other organizations promoting meaningful diversity in the field of orchestral and classical music.

Mason is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician.