Mark began playing at age nine. His first original composition was performed at age twelve. During his teenage years, he was recognized with various awards for composition and performance. He was further educated at University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Berklee College of Music in Boston. His experience touring as a performer, soloist and composer has taken him to New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, Japan and Italy. Today he lives in beautiful eastern Tennessee performing, composing and publishing his works.