Classical guitarist, composer and sound designer Mason Peralta was born in Hilo, Hawaii. He began playing guitar at the age of 11 and composing shortly thereafter. He excelled in various styles of performance including classical, jazz and blues drawing inspiration from many diverse influences.

His musical studies lead him to Chicago where he was taught by world-renowned guitarists Denis Azabagic and Sergio Assad at the music conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts. While there, Mason took prizes in several competitions including first and second place in the Society of American Musicians’ 79th and 78th annual guitar competitions, respectively, and performed for artists such as Roland Dyens, Sharon Isbin, Lorenzo Michelli and Oscar Ghiglia. He also studied composition with composer Gyula Fekete of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music - Budapest. He has performed throughout the USA to great acclaim as both a soloist and ensemble musician and has received honors and distinctions from some of the preeminent names in music.

His growing catalog of compositions, through classical language, reflects his many influences and respect for numerous musical genres.

In addition to music, Mason has extensively studied sound, eventually leading him to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where his primary research interests were interactive sound design and audio programming.

Mason currently works at the Juilliard School and resides in New York City.