Mark studied music at Glasgow University and choral conducting at the Lithuanian Music Academy, and with Christopher Bell. The first Alexander Gibson Conducting Fellow with the RSNO Chorus, he worked with Takuo Yuasa, Alexander Lazarev, Gary Walker and with Walter Weller as assistant chorusmaster on the Chorus’ tour to Denmark in 2002. Mark made his American conducting debut as assistant conductor of NYCoS in Chicago in 2004.
As well as being our Music Director, Mark is Course Director of Music School at Douglas Academy in Milngavie, where amongst many other activities he directs a 100 strong senior choir, and a chamber choir. He is also Director of the Edinburgh Area Choir of NYCoS, the Director of Voice Factory, a primary schools education project at Glasgow’s City Halls, Musical Director of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and is currently a choral coach with the National Girls’ Choir of Scotland.