(Mason, Patrick C - 2012) -- Hazel Barnes Prize uri icon



  • The distinguished American baritone Patrick Mason is recognized for the astonishing breadth and exceptional quality of his musical performance work, for his success in the recording studio, and for his outstanding research and teaching record as a faculty member since 1993. Professor Mason’s expertise spans the entire range of notated Western music from the medieval era to the present and from opera to popular songs. He has appeared on stages across the nation and in Tokyo, Rome, Bonn, Paris, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, and Cairo. He has also collaborated with some of America’s most eminent composers, including Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and George Crumb. For more than two decades, Professor Mason has performed with the New York Festival of Song.
    Professor Mason was a 2006 Grammy Award finalist in the category of Solo Vocal Performance for his Bridge Records recording of Songs of Amy Beach. A Berton Coffin Faculty Fellow at CU-Boulder, Professor Mason serves as the vocal coordinator of the John Duffy Composer’s Institute, an annual two-week event in Norfolk, Virginia, where young singers and composers work to create new pieces for the musical stage. Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano wrote, “Professor Mason’s vast musical knowledge and experience have been highly influential for his students, many of whom have gone on to be successful in the fiercely competitive world of voice and opera.”

year awarded

  • 2012