Mason Spencer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in viola performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he attended with full scholarship (a recipient of the Jacobs Scholar award) and studied privately with Stephen Wyrczynski. Following the completion of his undergraduate degree, he returned to Indiana University and is currently pursuing a Performer Diploma in Chamber Music and continuing his studies with Professor Wyrczynski. Mason began playing viola at 13 after five years of violin, studying under Mark Jackobs of the Cleveland Orchestra. During his undergraduate career, he played in masterclasses for violists such as Jeffrey Irvine, received fellowships for festivals such as Aspen Music Festival and School and the Texas Music Festival, and performed with musicians such as Paul Neubauer, Natasha Brofsky, Roger Tapping, and Axel Strauss. Outside of his position in the Sileo Quartet, he serves as the chamber music coordinator at the Jacobs School and graduate assistant to the string department.