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.
THE FELLOWS PROGRAM:
Fellows will have the opportunity to travel and attend conferences and retreats and will receive a monetary stipend to offset costs related to the development of their creative work.
Fellows will receive individual musical instruction and mentorship and have access to a local and national network of musicians, mentors, and past fellows.
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.
We are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion within Austin's arts community.
DRAYLEN MASON FELLOWS PROGRAM COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD:
Diana Burgess - Mother Falcon Music Lab
Hermes Camacho - Austin Soundwaves
Amanda Faraone - KMFA Classical 89.5
Julie Faulkner - The Hispanic Alliance
Sarah Beth Gooding - Armstrong Community Music School
Jeni Gossard - Austin Chamber Music Center
Matt Kufchak -KMFA Classical 89.5
Kate Murray - Golden Hornet
Patrick Slevin - The Hispanic Alliance