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Mark is a one package MD. He is a vocal coach, conductor, composer, arranger and pianist. Very comfortable at improvisation, Mark will also create scene change music and underscoring as needed.  He is also experienced at creating sound effects live or in his recording studio. Mark's began his work as a musical director at the age of 17 when he accepted his first church position as organist/choir-director. Since then he has had extensive experience as a music director in musical theatre, church music and college.

Theater companies include the following:
Boilerroom Theatre, Franklin, TN
Circle Players, Nashville, TN
Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, TN
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Memphis Black Repertory Theatre, Memphis, TN
Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Nashville, TN
Nashville Stages, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville, TN
The Governor's School for the Arts, Murfreesboro, TN

Mark has been musical director of the following musicals:

A Scattered, Covered and Smothered Christmas
Ain't Misbehavin'
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
Anything Goes
Back County Crimes
Everything I Needed To Know In Life I Learned In Kindergarten
Family Love
Funny, You Don't Look Like A Grandmother
Hello Dolly
Into The Woods
Is There Life After High School
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat
Light Along The Cumberland
Man of La Mancha
Music Man
My Way
Once Upon A Mattress
Peter Pan
Secret Garden
Spirit of The Mountain
Sweeney Todd
The All Night Strut
The Last Five Years
The Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful 'O'

Shows Mark has performed in but not music directed include:

A Chorus Line
Bye, Bye Birdie
Christmas, My Way
Dido and Aeneas (Henry Purcell opera)
Funny Girl
God Bless You Mr. Rosewater
Guys and Dolls
Hans Christian Anderson
H.M.S. Pinafore
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
It's A Grand Night For Singing
Jesus Christ Superstar
Little Shop of Horrors
Lucky Stiff
Musical, The Musical (a 2 act improvised musical)
Pirates and Pinafores
Spitfire Grill
Stop The World, I Want To Get Off
The Medium  (Menotti)
The Sound of Music
Trial By Jury (Gilbert and Sullivan)
West Side Story
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Original scores and Underscoring for:

Tennessee Repertory Theater
Cumberland County Playhouse
Encounter Repertory Theatre

Other Stage Works

Opera - Composer of The Going, An Opera In One Act, CCM, Cincinnati, OH
Musical Theater - Co-wrote book, music and lyrics for “Light Along The                                                 Cumberland”, 1998, a full musical theatre piece.           
                        Productions in Nashville, TN (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002)
                        and in Bowling Green, KY for the General  Assembly of
                        The Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2000

Arranger and Music Engraving 

Mark is a skilled arranger and well versed in engraving and printing music.  He is able to work with a variety of musical styles.  He can produce everything from lead sheets and number charts to full orchestral scores.  Skilled at transcribing, he can even start from nothing more than your recorded demo.

Projects worked on include,

            As arranger/orchestrator:
            SECOND SONS                        Cumberland County Playhouse                      2006
            Homestead Album                    Cumberland County Playhouse                      2005

            As arranger:

            Ain't We Got Fun                        Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland          2006
                                                                   Fresh Fruit Festival , NYC                                2005
                                                                   Darkhorse Theatre, Nashville                         2005
            Ever After                                   Chicago Stages 2005                                       2005
            That Other Woman's Child     Chattanooga State Repertory Theatre           2004
            CAMELOT                                   Tennessee Repertory Theatre                        2000
            LIGHT ALONG THE CUMBERLAND        Encounter Repertory Theatre     1998




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