Melinda Mason (Tuba), a native of the Atlanta area, has been pursuing her passion of music since early childhood. She is currently a student at Kennesaw State University studying music education and tuba under Bernard Flythe. She has been involved in master classes with professional tuba players such as Gene Pokorny of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Alan Baer of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. She also attended the National Brass Symposium in 2012 and worked with Mike Roylance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Dennis Nulty of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Melinda was recently chosen as a finalist for the 2013 KSU Concerto Competition.
Ms. Mason’s teaching experiences include tuba sectionals at Kennesaw Mountain High School and Lakeside High School. Melinda worked at Alpharetta High School’s 10th Clinic as a tuba instructor. She has also done educational performances for Tapp Middle School, KSU Brass Blast, and troops for Boy Scouts of America. Ms. Mason is currently president of the CNAfME chapter at KSU.