A native of the Boston area, Mark received his bachelor's degree from Boston University where he studied with David Soyer, and Leslie Parnas. While at BU, Mark studied chamber music with the Muir string quartet and members of the Boston Symphony. As a chamber musician he has performed with members of the Borodin, Muir, and Pro Arte String Quartets and attended the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and the Banff Centre Chamber Music Residency. He has performed on the CBC and WPR for “Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen.” Mark holds an MM from the Eastman School of Music and Orchestral Studies Diploma, which he earned as an orchestral fellow with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently he is a section cellist with the Dubuque Symphony and plays frequently with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. In the Fall of 2014, he was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre and in 2016 was a resident at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming. He is the recipient of the Daniel Gregg Myers, Dorothea Schmidt nee Boller awards and the Bernard Milofsky travel award from the University of Wisconsin. A former adjunct cello teacher at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Mark now teaches privately in the Madison area, coaches chamber music for WYSO and teaches cello and conducts the intermediate strings at Eagle School in Fitchburg, WI.