Jim Mason is a professional composer, keyboard player, and recording artist with extensive experience in the use of synthesizers and computer technology to produce and perform music. An American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) member since 1992, Mr. Mason has scored music for films, commercials, TV, and cable broadcast. His work has been used on “Saturday Night Live”, HBO, ESPN, international TV and radio commercials, documentary films and museum installations. His skills, experience, and use of technology as a professional performer have allowed him to explore new possibilities as a live musician.
As a resident artist, Mr. Mason challenges middle school students to develop and combine their written words with elements of music including tempo, rhythm, melody and harmony in an original composition. In a final performance of these compositions, students demonstrate how their written ideas gain new meaning and power when combined with music.