Brian Mark

Music Assistant to The Mendelssohn Project

Brian Mark holds a MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a BM from the Berklee College of Music, and a BA from Boston University. He has received certificates from the University of Southern California (Film Scoring) and the La Schola Cantorum in association with the European-American Musical Alliance (EAMA) program at L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Brian has studied with David Conte, David Garner, Howard Frazin, and James Russell Smith. Additional festival composition studies with Samuel Adler, Robert Beaser, David Tcimpidis, and Michel Merlet. While at USC he had worked with film composers David Raksin and Christopher Young.

Brian has received prizes from the SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition Prize, the ASCAPlus Award, the BMI Henry Warren Film Scoring Award, the Ross McKee Foundation for the Musical Arts, the Florence Gould Michael Iovenko Memorial Fellowship Award, first prize from the 5th Bi-Annual San Francisco Conservatory Choral Competition, and the Berklee Achievement Scholarship. He has attended the California Summer Music Festival and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. His music has been performed across the US and abroad, and has worked with many notable performers and ensembles, such as the Esterhazy String Quartet, Juventas Ensemble, NACUSA, USC Symphony Orchestra, Konzertabend für Gesang und Instrumente, performers from Dither Quartet, San Francisco New Music Ensemble, Paramount Studios Union Session Players in Hollywood, California, the New Keys Festival in San Francisco, and the 60x60 Vox Novus Pacific Rim Concert Festival in Bainbridge Island, Washington. He has also written music for a documentary honoring Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and other notable skaters in association with the International Figure Skating Magazine.

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