Colin Mason

Professor, Music 9 Month



Additional Title

Director, Temple College Jazz Ensemble

Courses Taught

MUEN 1124 - Jazz Ensemble
MUAP 1133-2234 - Applied Saxophone
MUSI 1307 - Music Literature
MUSI 1310 - American Music


DMA w/Jazz Emphasis - The University of Texas at Austin
Master of Music in Saxophone Performance - Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies - San Diego State University

Teaching Experience

Assistant Director of Bands and Jazz Studies - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Director of Jazz Studies (Interim) - University of New Hampshire
Director of Jazz Studies - East Tennessee State University
Private Saxophone Lessons - Hutto, Pflugerville, Temple, Georgetown and Round
     Rock schools, as well as other schools in additional central Texas cities
Established Temple College Saxophone Ensembles

Professional Experience

Adjudicator - TMEA Region and State auditions (2000-present)
Adjudicator - UIL Solo & Ensemble contests
Adjudicator - Fullerton College Jazz Festival
Clinician - Region Jazz Bands (TMEA and ATSSB)
Clinician - high school jazz ensembles

Professional Performances

Temple Jazz Orchestra (2000-current)
Founder - Temple College Faculty Jazz Group
     Performances at Temple College Jazz Festival, JazzS’Alive, Texas Jazz Festival
     University of Memphis Jazz Week, and Texas high schools
Elision Saxophone Quartet - Alto Saxophone
     Performances across Texas, New York, Nebraska, and a 2-week tour of China
Founder - The Southwest Horns
     Clinics and performances at IAJE Annual Conference, TMEA Annual
     Conference, and other state music education conferences
Sandip Burman - 50+ concerts across the U.S. including performances at
     major universities and venues
Arte Musique Chamber Ensemble
Saxophonist - Temple Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra

Professional Presentations

TMEA Annual Conference
California Music Educators Annual Conference
Arizona Music Educators Annual Conference
Tennessee Music Educators Annual Conference
Michigan Music Conference
College Music Society National Conference

Research Interests

Jazz Studies