2019 Round Top Music Festival
Mason McDonald is a music performance major entering his fourth year at Lamar University, studying under Dr. Matt Holm (2016-17) and Dr. Francisco Perez (2017-2019). While in high school, he performed with the 2016 TMEA All-State 5A Symphonic Band. At Lamar University, he serves as Principal Percussionist with the Wind Ensemble and various percussion ensembles. He studied with Ted Atkatz and Jason Haaheim and performed in masterclasses with Christopher Lamb, Don Luizzi, Casey Cangelosi, Keith Aleo, and Marc Damoulakis. Mason has also placed third in the 2018 PASIC Individual Marimba Competition and was a performing artist at TMEA in 2019 with the Lamar University Percussion Ensemble.