Mike Mason received his musical training at the University of Alabama. As a tuba performance major,he was principal tuba in all college ensembles and a frequent substitute and extra player with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Mike came to Art’s Music shop in July of 1992 after some match-making by his high school band director, Lavone Dubose. Mike’s territory is south and south central Alabama. Mike splits his time between Montgomery and Gulf Shores, where he now lives. Mike is an active freelance tuba player and is the principal tubist with the Pensacola and Northwest Florida Symphonies. Mike also maintains a studio of young low brass students.