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Quinn Mason (b. 1996) is a composer and conductor based in Dallas, Texas. He recently served as the Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He also recently served as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Roots composer in residence—the youngest composer to fill that role—and as the inaugural composer-in-residence for the Austin radio station KMFA.

His music has been performed and commissioned by over 160 renowned orchestras, including the San Francisco, National, Cincinnati, Detroit, Seattle, Utah, Dallas, Fort Worth, Vermont, Pensacola, Memphis and Amarillo symphonies, Minnesota Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Italy’s Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, UK’s Sheffield Philharmonic and numerous others.

As a conductor, Quinn studied with Marin Alsop, James Ross, Gerard Schwarz, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Christopher Zimmerman and others. At age 27, he made his major orchestra debut conducting the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. He has also appeared as a guest conductor with many orchestras around the country, including the Houston Ballet Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and more.

He has also won multiple awards from several organizations including ASCAP, American Composers Forum, International Clarinet Association, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and more.