Aside from composition, Mason is a notable copyist, transcriber and orchestrator. He has been noted for his speed and expertise in formatting and detail. Some examples include...

Hiromi Uehara's 'Places to Be' for solo piano. Mason was commissioned to transcribe this piece for a performance in Calgary by Prix Goyer winner Philip Chiu. Mason was asked to transcribe the entire performance- from the chord voicings in the beginning rubato section, to the blazing 16th note lines in the solo. (Hear example at 3:25)

Masini McDermott's One Night Only. Mason was commissoned to rearrange a plethora of pieces for Masini McDermott's show. Mason was reached out for arranging advice and charting throughout the process and creation of the show. Mason had become the go-to arranger, orchestrator and copyist for Masini and her production team.

Mason has been asked to transcribe a variety of unique and difficult solos and cadenzas. One example is the trumpet cadenza in Trumpet Concerto Op. 18 performed by Giuliano Soemmerhalder. Mason was tasked to listen to the free cadenza and transcribe it for reading. Since the candenza does not have a set tempo or time signature, the transcription was interpreted in the most feasible way.

Need a transcription done, or a composition arranged? Message Mason through his CONTACT form!

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Many thanks to Zoe Brown, Brenden Mariani and VIW Photography for the images used on this website.

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