Dr. Stephanie Furry Mason
B.M., University of Alabama
M.M., Florida State University
D.M.A., University of Southern California
About Dr. Mason
Dr. Stephanie Furry Mason is Lecturer of Horn at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Mason’s appointment at Georgia Southern includes teaching horn, directing the Horn Ensemble, and coaching chamber music. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Horn Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with legendary hornist, Vincent DeRosa. Stephanie received her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in Horn Performance from the University of Alabama and Florida State University, respectively.
Dr. Furry is an active performer, currently serving as Principal Horn with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of John Morris Russell, (also conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra). She was the featured soloist on three separate masterwork concerts with the HHSO performing works by Mozart and Schumann. Stephanie also freelances throughout the region and performs regularly with the Savannah Philharmonic and Charleston (SC) Symphony.
Stephanie’s previous professional playing includes a wealth of orchestral, chamber, solo, contemporary, wind band, and jazz/rock experiences in Los Angeles. She can be heard on more than 100 recordings of various ensembles and in a variety of styles, having recorded at Capital Records, Sony Studios, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Tod A-O, and numerous other Los Angeles studios. Her movie recording credits include Meet Joe Black, The Negotiator, For Love of the Game,and South Park. Her prior orchestral experience includes 7 years with the Pacific Symphony (CA) under the direction of Carl St. Clair, as well as performing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Hollywood Brass Ensemble, Santa Barbara Symphony, and other regional orchestras. Additionally, Dr. Furry has enjoyed orchestral and solo appearances in New York, Washington D.C., Manchester (England), Florence (Italy), and Munich (Germany).
Last updated: 9/6/2016