Professor & Scholar
As a faculty member, Mark teaches music theory, aural skills, early music performance, counterpoint, composition, and other special topics at West Chester University of PA.
Mark has written on the influence of Boethius on poetics, historical music composition, and modern analysis. He has also written on performance practice, compositional process, and the notation of medieval music. He is currently writing a perceptually-driven music theory textbook that incorporates a wide cross-section of musical styles with theorist and West Chester University colleague Alexander Rozin.
Mark has served as peer reviewer and judge for scholarly and creative organizations including the International Boethius Society, The League of Composers/ISCM, The American Composers Foundation Philadelphia, and other composition contests.
(above) Mark and colleague Tom Zajac discuss their interpretation of the convoluted rhythmic notation of Jacob de Senleche's La Harpe de Melodie (ca. 1390) in a rehearsal with the Newberry Consort, Chicago, October, 2012.