Mason West is a senior at West Liberty University and is from Paden City, West Virginia. He graduated from Tyler Consolidated Highschool in 2015 and is currently wrapping up his studies in Music Technology. After college he plans to continue studying music composition. Mason’s career goal is to one day be a successful composer of electronic music. He would also like to try his hand at composing for Television.
When he’s not working on music, Mason spends his time assisting with activities at his home church. On Sundays, Mason helps with the sound equipment used for morning worship service. He has also gone on church planting trips to help build new facilities. Mason also enjoys drawing and reading as pastimes. One of his favorite book series is The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Mason occasionally likes to have “art days” with his sister who is a painter/writer.
Mason sees college radio as an example of how music tech is applicable to multiple mediums. While Mason has studied the recording aspect of music technology, radio deals with providing entertainment through music and interaction with listeners. Radio is a way to share entertainment, make connections, and bring the community closer together both on and off campus.