Charles Norman Mason

Residence: Birmingham, USA

Charles Norman Mason’s compositions have received numerous awards including Premi Internacional de Composició Musical Ciutat de Tarragona Orchestra Music prize, 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. He has filled commissions from 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 founder of Living Artist Recordings, is the 2004 composer-in-residence with the Goliard Ensemble, and teaches composition at Birmingham-Southern College.

Date: April 29, 2004