Instructor
Joined in
2014
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Areas of Instruction

Drum Set, Percussion

Education

Mark holds a DMA Percussion Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his M.M. in 2007., B.M. in Performance in 2005 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Current Projects

front ensemble coordinator and arranger for The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps out of Tempe, Arizona., works with the percussion programs at Hunterdon Central and Hopewell Valley High School., adjudicator for USBands

Mark

Instructor

About Me

Mark is a freelance percussionist based out of Lawrence, New Jersey. He currently serves as the front ensemble coordinator and arranger for The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps out of Tempe, Arizona. In New Jersey he works with the percussion programs at Hunterdon Central and Hopewell Valley High School. He is also an adjudicator for USBands and a private teacher in the Princeton area. Before moving to New Jersey, he worked at the University of Texas-Brownsville as a lecturer of percussion. Mark holds a DMA Percussion Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his M.M. in 2007. His principle teachers were William Moersch and Ricardo Flores. He completed his B.M. in Performance in 2005 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he studied with Dean Gronemeier and Lonny Benoit. Mark has appeared as a soloist with the University of Texas-Brownsville Wind Symphony, University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Wind Orchestra as well as the Overton High School Wind Ensemble from Memphis, TN. In 2010, he was selected as one of the thirty finalists to compete in the TROMP International Percussion Competition, held in the Netherlands. As a member of the University of Illinois Gamelan Ensemble, he performed at the 2009 Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the 2008 Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar, Bali. Mark has also been involved with Drum Corps International including five years as a performer with the Phantom Regiment and as an instructor for the Santa Clara Vanguard, Capital Regiment and The Academy. 

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