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Mark Lopez, a native of Novi, Michigan, received a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Music - Performance degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He received the Kalamazoo Arts Council’s Emerging Artist Grant and was selected to attend the 20th annual Leigh Howard Stevens International Marimba Seminar in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  Mark was the runner-up in the Bruce Eckstrand Memorial Graduate Performance Competition at the University of Colorado, and in 2003, traveled to France to study privately with marimbist Eric Sammut of the Conservatoire de Paris. 




As Accompanist:

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company Trust (NYC)

The Joffrey Ballet School Contemporary Program (NYC)

The Harkness Dance Center (NYC)

The Wayne State University Dance Department (Michigan)

The Hope College Dance Department (Michigan)

The Oakland University Dance Department (Michigan)

ArtsConnection (NYC)

The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Colorguard (Michigan)

The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Dance Department


As Ensemble Member:

The Longmont (Colorado) Symphony Orchestra

The Aurora (Colorado) Symphony Orchestra

The Timberline (Colorado) Symphony Orchestra

The Holland (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra

The Jacobs Street Theatre on Broadway (NYC) Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Sub List

The Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra

The Muskegon Civic Theatre (Michigan) Into the Woods, Mary Poppins, My Way

The Mason Street Theatre (Michigan) Nunsense, The Musical

The Grosse Sein Beirband

The General Assembly Big Band

The Starry Night Octet

The Boardwalk Brass of Grand Haven

The Rhythm Kings Detroit

Zanderdanz (NYC)

The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps

The Northern Aurora Drum and Bugle Corps


As Composer/Arranger:

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University

The Hope College Department of Dance

The H2 Dance Company 

The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Student Dance Ensemble 

The Große Seen Bierband

The Legends Drum and Bugle Corps

The Reeths-Puffer High School Marching Band and Winter Percussion

The University of Colorado Marching Band

The Reeths-Puffer High School Vocal Music Department

The Western Michigan University Marching Band 

The Legends Percussion Independent A Ensemble

The Godfrey-Lee (Michigan) High School Marching Band

The Cedar Springs (Michigan) High School Marching Band

The Spring Lake (Michigan) High School Marching Band

The Coopersville (Michigan) High School Marching Band

The Parchment (Michigan) High School Marching Band

The Arvada West (Colorado) High School Marching Band


As Soloist:

The White Lake Arts Council’s Chamber Music Society

The West Michigan Concert Winds

The University of Colorado Percussion Ensemble

Mark has studied with Douglas Walter, Judy Moonert, She-e Wu, Gordon Stout, Leigh Howard Stevens and Thomas Starr.    Currently, he is active as a performer, arranger, and educator in West Michigan, as an accompanist and adjunct faculty member for the Hope College Department of Dance and as Professor of Percussion for the Hope College Department of Music in Holland, Michigan.  Mark is an adjudicator for USBands, Scholastic Marching Bands, and the Michigan Competing Band Association, and from 2011 to 2017 he was the Frontline Coordinator for the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  

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