Director of Music
Phone: (317) 924-2612 x 29
Office Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
A native of Chicago, Mark graduated with honors with his bachelor of music degrees in education and performance and a master of music in vocal performance from Illinois State University. The 1995 Indiana NATS Artist Award winner, he has appeared in recital at the Australian embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Harold Washington and Newbury libraries in Chicago. A versatile singing actor, Mark’s roles range from Cervantes Quixote in “Man of La Mancha” to Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s “La Traviata.”
A familiar face to Indianapolis audiences, Mark has made over 20 appearances with the Indianapolis Opera, and as an ensemble member of “Yuletide” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for over 10 years. While singing in the ensemble of “Yuletide,” Mark was the vocal director for eight years.
Mark made his solo Carnegie Hall debut under the direction of Henry Leck; at the Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis symphonies with Maestro Jack Everly, and at the Cincinnati Pops with Erich Kunzel. In May 2015 he made his Avery Fisher Hall debut at Lincoln Center as the baritone soloist in Mark Hayes’ “Requiem,” which he also recorded with the composer.
A former artistic ambassador to India, Pakistan, and Bahrain for the United Information Agency, Mark performed concerts of American music for heads of state and other dignitaries.
As a session singer, Mark has recorded for Warner Brothers Publishing, Shawnee Press, Beckenhorst Press, Lorenz and Alfred Press, among others. In addition to his performing career, Mark serves as an adjunct professor of voice at the University of Indianapolis.
Mark directs the Cathedral Singers, North’s primary choir of over 50 voices; its auditioned ensemble, Voices in Accord, and the pre-K children’s choir, Joyful Noise.