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Thank you for visiting the website of composer, conductor and music educator, Iain Masson BMus(Hons) PGDip (Merit) Comp. RNCM HonBC.

Iain Masson is a graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music. He is the Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Brass Band. Iain was the proud recipient of the Dr Kenneth Ruark Memorial Award for Citizenship awarded in 1999. He has been awarded Honorary Membership of Birmingham Conservatoire (HonBC) for his services to music and music education. He was the winner of the 2004 RNCM Alan Rawsthorne Composition Prize.

As a student, he received one of the highest possible marks for his conducting examination in the top bracket, achieving a final panel score of 95% for his direction of a performance of music by Schubert. 

He is a former Resident Pianist with the Swallow Hotel Group and Bar Epernay at the Mailbox, Birmingham. His music has been played on BBC Radio 3. Venues of composition performances include concerts in the Bridgewater Hall, the Regent Hall London, King's Place London, Brighton Corn Exchange, the Italian Culture Institute Stockholm and the  Kungliga Operan, home of the Royal Swedish Opera. Performers include the Brodsky Quartet, one of the world's fine string quartets.

He was trained in music by Mr. Michael Robertson, Ms. Kathleen Renilson and Mr. Richard Evans. His tutors in composition were Dr. Thomas Simaku, Prof. John Mayer and Prof. Adam Gorb. His community music tutor was Ms. Kate Luxmoore.

He is Musician-in-Residence at Stowlawn Primary School and Green Park School. Ofsted have classed his workshops as 'outstanding' in inspections. 

On this website you will find news, compositions, recordings and more. Get in touch with Iain at mail@iainmasson.com.


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