Mark lives in Melbourne, Australia, and has worked in music education for the past twenty eight years. He is the resident composer and arranger for The Australian Girls Choir and his treble and mixed-voice works feature in eisteddfods and music festivals in Australia and overseas. A highly regarded Australian composer, Mark's commissioned pieces demonstrate his ability to write successfully in a wide variety of musical styles. He is as skilled in composing for 5 year olds as he is for 75 year olds.
Over his teaching career Mark has held music leadership positions and taught primary and secondary students in both Melbourne and Adelaide. He now divides his time tutoring and conducting with The Australian Girls Choir, writing Australian choral music and running professional development sessions for music teachers.
Mark studied music, arts and education at Adelaide University and has played trumpet in the Australian and South Australian Youth Orchestras. Nowadays he plays piano and sings.