Brass, Tuba, Euphonium, Music Theory
Mark Simmons is an educator and performer based in Bowling Green, OH. Mark has a Bachelor of Music in music performance from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and a Master in Music in music performance from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. His public school teaching license was acquired through BGSU. He has taught and performed as a part of the Detroit Symphony Youth Ensembles program in the WU Family Academy from 2014-2016, and the BGSU Academy Band for the 2017-2018 season.
As a euphonium player Mark has performed throughout Ohio, and the Midwestern United States. Notable performances include Carnegie Hall with Miami University in October of 2012, Toledo Symphony in 2015, and two performances with Ohio Northern University in 2014 and 2016. As a performer he has appeared in international and regional conferences, like the International Tuba Euphonium Conference 2016 in Knoxville, TN. As well as the Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium conference in 2015 in Bowling Green, OH, and was a finalist in the 2018 MWRTEC Solo Artist competition, in Fort Wayne, IN.
In addition to teaching public school music, Mark is an advocate for music theory education, as well as the study of composition. He also has a background in steel drum instruments.