D.M.A., and M.M. in Euphonium Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005, 2008)
Advanced Degree in Euphonium Performance, Oulu Polytechnic (Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu), Oulu, Finland (2003)
B.A., Northwestern University (2002)
Mark Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Music at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland where he teaches courses in music and directs the university's instrumental ensembles. He has earned a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an Advanced Degree in Music Performance from the Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu in Finland, and a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University in Music Performance and Music Technology.
Since 2008 Dr. Carlson has been a member of the acclaimed Sotto Voce Quartet, a group that performs and travels extensively. He has performed as a soloist, clinician, and chamber musician domestically and abroad. His primary instruments include euphonium, trombone, and baritone horn. He has studied with Joseph Goble, Bruce Briney, Rex Martin, Jukka Myllys, and John Stevens.
Dr. Carlson was a winner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison concerto competition in 2006, and placed first in the Tubonium Solo Euphonium competition in 2007. He was runner up at the prestigious Lieksa Brass Week International Euphonium competition in 2003. He is a Miraphone performing artist and performs on the Miraphone 5050 "Ambassador" model euphonium with a Warburton "DT" mouthpiece.
Areas of Study
Early Music, Scandanavian Music, Afrofuturism, Modernity, Post-Modernism
"Take This Hammer", 2014, Sotto Voce Quartet, self published (a CD of New Music for Tuba Quartet)
"Live at the Midwest Clinic", 2014 Sotto Voce Quartet, self-published (live concert presented at the esteemed Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic)