The Draylen Mason Fellows Program is a full-scholarship initiative of Austin Soundwaves designed to honor the legacy of Draylen Mason and help further the musical and personal development of high school musicians.
Draylen Mason Fellows will receive free weekly private lessons, as well as access to an international network of musicians, mentors, and past fellows. Fellows will also get to participate in two summer retreats and will receive up to $2,000 during the course of the fellowship to offset costs related to the development of their creative work. Eligible expenses include conference/workshop attendance, lessons/coachings, instruments/supplies, summer camps, college applications, and travel.
Most notably, fellows will work together throughout the year on a capstone performance project that will use art as a means to bridge divides in their community and address a pressing social or political issue that is meaningful to the group.
If you would like to be notified when the application process begins, please leave your information below and we will email you.
If you would like to contribute to the Draylen Mason Fellows Program, please do so below. All donations go directly towards the selected fellows.
The Hispanic Alliance is grateful to all who have contributed to the Draylen Mason Fellows Program:
The staff and students of BRAVO Youth Orchestras
Genevieve Guimond and Josh Fink
Soll Sussman & Patricia Hubbard
Michele G. and family
Lisa Soo Hoo
Trinity Episcopal School
Judy and Tom Fairey
Peter and Linda Uhrig
Julie & Bob Schriber
Nancy Huber Wilson
Dr. Karen E Bell
Peter Bay and Mela Dailey
Carla Rae Petievich
Elizabeth A Lilly
Meryl P Dominguez
Laura H, Oberlin Class of 2002
Sandra Donover, Oberlin Class of 1988
Mary Anne Hardy
COA Health Department
Susan Lamb Cook
Evan Kersey, Michael Kersey, & Karen Cleary
Mt Sinai Church
David Herndon & Dealey D Herndon
The Kelble Family
The Rev. Nancy Roth, Oberlin Class of 1958
Linda F Brown