Section 3985 of MUSC2A
Music Theory 1 -- : Aug 25 - Aug 25 2017
The above section is for credit by exam for students seeking to test out of Music Theory 1. Exam will be held on Friday, August 25th at 9am. Contact the instructor to sign up.
Section 3986 of MUSC3A
Musicianship 1 -- : Aug 25 - Aug 25 2017
The above section is for credit by exam for students seeking to test out of Musicianship 1. Exam will be held on Friday, August 25th at 9am. Contact the instructor to sign up.
Master of Arts, Music Theory. San Francisco State University (1994)
Bachelor of Arts, Music. California State University, Long Beach (1990)
Associate in Arts, Commercial Music/Recording. Long Beach City College (1990)
Academic Experience:2011-Present: SRJC Music Department Chair
2002-Present: SRJC Faculty, Music Theory Coordinator
2013-Present: Santa Rosa Symphony Summer Music Academy Faculty
2001-2002: Cypress College (Cypress, CA); Music Department Chair
1997-2002: Cypress College; Music Faculty, Guitar Program Coordinator
1995-1997: SRJC Adjunct Faculty, Music
1991-1992: Fremont Unified School District (Fremont, CA)
1990-1991: ABC Unified School District (Cerritos, CA)
Mark is an accomplished multi-style guitarist. His mentors include jazz virtuoso (and Joe Pass protege) Frank Potenza, Martin Austin of the iconic prog rock group Ixt Adux, and Chord Chemistry guru Ted Greene. Mark's extensive performing career in and around Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area includes jazz, classical chamber music, gospel, rock, and musical theater. Mark has been a featured performer/clinician at the Redwood Empire Jazz Festival, and his international work includes the album Double Vision recorded in Singapore with Bruce MacLeod.
Mark has also ventured into radio broadcasting: he was a featured guest on Melbourne, Australia's J-Files as an expert on the music of Frank Zappa, and has been an occasional co-host of KRCB's Jazz Connections with Dr. Larry Slater ('The Jazz MD').
In addition, Mark has published two books of guitar pedagogy, including Commercial Guitar and Bass which served as the official text for the Commercial Guitar program at Cypress College. His doctoral dissertation was an in-depth study of Musicianship instruction in California Community Colleges.
Professional Involvement and Community Service:Music Association of California Community Colleges (MACCC)
Broadcast Music International (BMI)
College Music Society (CMS), SRJC Campus Representative (2002-2007)
Presentations and Publications:Presentations
The Challenges and Benefits of a Professional Music Career
Panel discussion and master class with Midori
Sponsored by the Santa Rosa Symphony
Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (2014)
Applied Music: Implementing and Coordinating an Effective Program
MACCC Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (2013)
Musicianship Instruction in California Community Colleges
MACCC Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (2011)
Double Vision. Watchful Eye Records (1997)
Ascension. TMRW Records (1995)
Commercial Guitar and Bass. TMRW Music (1999)
Beginning Rhythm Guitar. TMRW Music (1996)
Dissertation & Thesis
Musicianship Instruction in California Community Colleges. Boston University (2011)
Tonality, Structure, and Form in Debussy's Images (1907) for Piano. San Francisco State University (1994)