Mark is a conductor, composer and arranger, and private lesson instructor.

He runs a private studio in NE Portland. He teaches students from kindergarten to adult on piano, violin and viola, voice, and composition.

At Multnomah Arts Center, he conducts the Multnomah Chorus—a non-audition community choir for women and men. Mark has conducted the group since its inception in the fall of 2011. In addition to the standard repertoire, he enjoys composing and arranging songs for the choir.

Mark was Artistic Director of BRAVO Youth Orchestras, the first El Sistema-inspired intensive music program in Oregon. He was the principal architect of BRAVO’s unique strings curriculum. Mark wove rigorous solfége singing and student composition into the orchestra’s graded repertoire. He has arranged over a 150 pieces of classical, folk, and world music for youth orchestra.

Mark lead as one of twelve International Teaching Faculty for the National Take A Stand Festival, a national summer youth orchestra sponsored by the LA Philharmonic and Bard College.

He has also served as Associate Conductor of Pacific Youth Choir and on the teaching faculty of Community Music Center.

In 2012, Mark won the “Best of the Northwest: Young Composer Competition.” He was the recipient of The Sinquefield Prize in composition in 2008. His original compositions and arrangements have been performed by Portland Vocal Consort, Juventus New Music Ensemble (Boston), and the Oregon Symphony.

Mark earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia.