Bailey-Siamone Mason, Piano
Bailey-Siamone Mason, from Dallas, TX, began her music career at the age of 3 in piano studies with Polly Ferraro and later auditioned and was accepted into the Southern Methodist University Piano Preparatory Department in Dallas, TX, studying with Dr. Catherine Lysinger at 10 years of age. At 8, she began her harp studies and performed both piano and harp in various concerts throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She then took her career to a national level at the age of 10, and performed in Atlanta, GA for the General Conference session of the Seventh-day Adventist world church in front of over 50,000 people. In 2008, at 14, she auditioned and was accepted into the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Throughout her high school career, she doubled majored in harp and piano, was principal harpist and pianist for the Booker T. Washington Orchestra, and was requested in 2009 to perform for the opening of the new Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX. Now a college student at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, she studies harp with Paula Page, and piano with the Preparatory and Continuing Studies Program. In 2014, she was a finalist in the Anne Adams Awards Competition and had the opportunity to travel and compete in New Orleans, Louisiana and this year was a first place winner of the American Protégé International Concerto Competition 2015 and was invited to play in Carnegie Hall.