Colin Mason




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
  • Saxophone