Joel Mason attended the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree with honors. While at CCM, Joel won the Brevard Music Center Concerto Marathon and the MENC/Marine Corps Young Artist Competition. Joel has completed a Master of Music Degree in Conducting from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.

Joel taught public school band in Metro Nashville Public Schools and Huntsville City Schools for 13 years.   Additionally, Joel has served on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University, University of North Alabama, Austin Peay State University, and University of Alabama in Huntsville. Joel now works as a systems engineer for SAIC in Huntsville.  He has served as the conductor of The Brass Band of Huntsville and chairman for Alabama Bandmasters Association – District One. In addition to music activities, Joel is an avid boater, pilot, and motorcyclist.