Brian Mark

Art Discipline: 
New York, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 16, 2010 to Sep 3, 2010

Award-winning composer Brian Mark holds a MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a BM from the Berklee College of Music, a BA in Psychology from Boston University, and has taken graduate studies at the Longy School of Music. He has received certificates from the University of Southern California (Film Scoring) and La Schola Cantorum in association with the European-American Musical Alliance (EAMA) program at L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He has attended the California Summer Music Festival and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and will be attending the 2010 highSCORE Festival in Pavia, Italy. He has been featured as a composer-in-residence with the Chelsea Symphony, and was recently awarded multiple artist residencies at the I-Park Artists' Enclave, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Ucross Foundation. Various ensembles and performers have performed his music across the US, France and Germany. He was also commissioned by Emmy-Award Director Adam Starr to write music for a documentary honoring Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and other notable skaters in association with the International Figure Skating Magazine. His music for the Independent Short Film Misunderstood, directed by Pablo Herrán de Viu, was exhibited at the Screen Loud Film Festival in New York City and the Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre de Humberto Solás in Habana City, Cuba. Brian is the Founder and Co-Artistic Director for DETOUR, which seeks to promote new works by emerging composers for its annual concert series in New York City.