Mark Carlson (b. 1980, Ames, Iowa) is the newest member of the Sotto Voce Quartet. In addition to his uncanny ability to match the musical styles and timbre of lead euphoniumist, Demondrae Thurman, Mark serves as the quartet's webmaster. He teaches academic courses and directs all the instrumental ensembles at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md.
Mark grew up on a farm outside Macomb, Illinois. He has studied with John Stevens, Jukka Myllys, Rex Martin, Bruce Briney and Joseph Goble. After completing his bachelor's degree in Euphonium and Music Technology at Northwestern University, he traveled as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Oulu, Finland. Also in Finland, he took second place in the Lieksa Brass Week International Euphonium Competition. During his master's work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison he was a winner in the Concerto Competition, and took first place in the Tubonium5 Solo Euphonium Competition and placed second in the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Euphonium Competition. For more information, visit markcarlson.us.
Contact: mark @ markcarlson.us