James Mark, conductor, clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger and educator, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, the Hartt College of Music, and the University of Michigan where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Music in London, England, winning the Arthur Somervell Prize for Winds, presented by the Queen Mother.
He has been Principal Clarinetist with the Royal College of Music First Orchestra, the Berkshire Symphony (Massachusetts), Symphony New Brunswick, and the PEI Symphony, and Eb Clarinet with the U.S. Air Force Band, appearing as concerto soloist with all of these orchestras.
He has conducted ensembles in Carnegie Hall, Auditorio Paganini in Parma, Italy, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China, and in numerous venues in North America. He a former Conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and the Prince Edward Island Symphony, and has been a guest conductor with Symphony New Brunswick and the Toronto Wind Symphony.
Dr. Mark was for many years Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone, and Conductor of the Symphonic Band at Mount Allison University. He is an active teacher, adjudicator and clinician.