Mark has been USG’s Director of Music since 1983. He has built the choir into an outstanding ensemble that sings at most Sunday services during the year and presents two major choral programs annually.
Mark also teaches music at Chestnut Hill Academy where his vocal ensembles have received superior ratings at national adjudications. He is the Music Director at Old York Road Temple Beth Am where he was honored in 2009 for twenty-five years of service. For twenty-five years, he has been the Artistic Director of the Ambler Choral Society, a community chorus in Montgomery County that has performed numerous times in Europe. He also serves as the concert accompanist for the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia, the oldest men’s singing society in the US. Recently Mark has begun working with a chorus made up of residents at Foulkeways Retirement Community in Gwynedd.
Mark earned his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. While at Temple, he received the Elaine Brown Tribute Award as well as membership in Pi Kappa Lambda. He has participated in master classes at the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, a Chorus America summer conducting workshop, and the annual Robert Shaw Choral Workshops at Carnegie Hall. An honors graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Mark has also taken courses at Westminster Choir College and the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College. He is listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.