CHARLES NORMAN MASON has received numerous awards for his compositions including the 2005 Samuel Barber Rome Prize Fellowship, the 1998 Premi Internacional de Composició Musical Ciutat de Tarragona Orchestra Music prize, the International Society of Bassist composition competition (Media and Bass), first Prize in the Atlanta Clarinet Association Competition, National Endowment of the Arts Individual Composers Grant, two fellowship awards from Alabama State Council on the Arts, Delius Prize, BMI Award for Young Composers, and the International Bourges Electro-Acoustic Competition.
Most recently he was commissioned by the New York American Composers Orchestra for a work that was recently premiered in Carnegie Hall to rave reviews. Additionally, he has filled commissions from the Ensemble Sirius, Miami String Quartet, the Dale Warland Singers, the New York Goliard Ensemble, Metropolitan Opera Soloist Mildred Allen, Steinway Artist William DeVan, bassist Robert Black, Onix Ensemble of Mexico, the Luna Nova Ensemble, the Fairbanks Symphony, and the Alabama Symphony. His works have been performed throughout the world including the Aspen Summer Music Festival, and new music festivals in Prague, Bucharest, Bulgaria, and Sao Paulo. Mason is also the founder of Living Artist Recordings.
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