Iain Masson (born in 1981) studied Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was the winner of the RNCM Alan Rawsthorne Composition Prize in 2005. His compositions have been played on national radio, played live at BBC Broadcasting House and in concert halls from Aberdeen to London to Stockholm to Sydney. Venues where his compositions have been played include the Bridgewater Hall, King's Place (Hall One) London, Brighton Corn Exchange, the Regent Hall and at the Royal Swedish National Opera House, the Kungliga Operan. He was proudly awarded Honorary Membership of Birmingham Conservatoire (HonBC) in 2015. During his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, he received a top bracket score of 95% for his conducting of a Schubert symphonic movement in the Conducting module, following on from generous private tuition in conducting from Maestro Richard Evans. Iain plays piano and tuba, and was grateful to have been taught by Mr. Michael Robertson, Miss Pauline Robertson and Miss Kathleen Renilson in Carnoustie, Scotland.
Iain was taught Composition by Principal Tutors Prof. John Mayer (2000-2003) and Prof. Adam Gorb (2004-5), and has also studied with Dr. Thomas Simaku and as an External Studies student with Prof. Andrew Downes. He has also received generous mentoring from Maestro Colin Touchin. Iain was taught Community Music by Kate Luxmoore
He is Creative Music Specialist at Stowlawn Primary School (2007-present), Green Park Special School (2010-present) and Oak Meadow Primary School (2015-present) in the Black Country, England.
Iain is a proud former recipient of the Dr Kenneth Browne Memorial Award for Citizenship and the Scottish/German Consulate in Edinburgh Award for German language.