Biography

Mark J. Connor (b. 1971) is a composer, conductor, educator, and podcaster who has a passion for everything band. His music is diverse, his interviews are inspiring, and his ability to capture the listener’s attention for both means of expression is remarkable.

As a composer, Mark has written a collection of wind band literature ranging in various levels, orchestral music, and chamber ensembles. His works have been published by Alry Publications, Grand Mesa Music, and RWS Music Company. As an educator for more than 20 years, Mark has had the fortune to teach students at every level from elementary to postgraduate. Through reflection and continued education, Mark adapts his philosophy of teaching to fulfill the needs of his diverse students. Prior to his current position as head band director at the Principia School, he taught band at the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School and was a visiting assistant professor and adjunct professor at several universities nationwide.

Popularly known for his role as the host of Everything Band, Mark enjoys producing this weekly podcast that features interviews with leaders in the band community. He has a faithful following for each episode and takes pride in delivering a motivational message of gratitude, inspiration, and perseverance in regards to music, education, and life.

Learn more about Mark: https://www.markjconnor.com.

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Featured Works/Titles

  • Rock It!

    By: Mark J. Connor

    Light / Novelty

  • On Silver Wings

    By: Mark J. Connor

    Concert / Festival

  • Escape Velocity

    By: Mark J. Connor

    Concert / Festival

  • Black Sea Journey

    By: Mark J. Connor

    Concert / Festival

  • Hymn for the Steadfast

    By: Mark J. Connor

    Lyrical

  • Rising Waters

    By: Mark J. Connor

    Concert / Festival

  • Two Songs For The Holidays

    By: Mark J. Connor

    Holiday

  • Level Up!

    By: Mark J. Connor

    Concert / Festival