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.



Fellows can travel and attend conferences, and receive a monetary stipend to offset costs related to the development of their creative work.

Fellows receive individal musical instruction and mentorship and have access to a local and national network of musicians, mentors, and past fellows.

Fellows work together throughout the year on a capstone performance project that uses art as a means to bridge divides in their commmunity.


 Diana Burgess
Mother Falcon Music Lab

Hermes Camacho
Austin Soundwaves

Amanda Faraone
KMFA Classical 89.5

Julie Faulkner
Austin Soundwaves

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
Austin Soundwaves

William Dick
Austin Youth Orchestra

We are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion within the arts community.

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