Donald Mason is an arts administrator and non-profit champion, with two decades of experience across a spectrum of organizations, having heavy focus on the arts & culture sphere. He has a background in radio, music journalism, talent management, voice acting, as well as performed in the funk band, Soul Funkin Dangerous.
Originally from Midland, TX, Donald has lived most of his life in Lexington, KY, and made his Texas return to San Antonio, TX in January 2020. Donald arrived in San Antonio to take the position of Executive Director of the Classical Music Institute, after serving in the same position for five years at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. Servant leadership in the arts world in his calling and his passion.
Donald holds a B.S. in Management and Ethics from Asbury University, Masters Certificate in Modern Musicianship from Berklee College of Music, and has guest lectured at the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University.
Donald continues to be actively engaged his new community. Currently, he serves on the Carver Community Cultural Center Development Board, United Way San Antonio Emerging Leaders, City of San Antonio Performing Arts Review Committee, New Leaders Council Alumni Engagement Committee, and volunteered creative services for Voices De La Luna, and ExtraLife Charity Stream through Monocle, LLC.
Donald is a dogfather to his Boxer partner, Maxwell, long time vocal artist, Hamilton fanatic, and looks forward to globetrotting again. There’s a million things he hasn’t done, but just you wait… what’s your name, man? Donald Mason