Mark Nelson is an internationally recognized authority on the tuba. He has premiered over 30 new works, released two internationally recognized CD recordings, performed scores of recitals across the United States, including Japan and Australia, and has published a book, many articles, and over 250 reviews of new music, recordings, and dissertations. He is currently the editor of New Materials for the International Tuba Euphonium Journal and has served as the international secretary for the International Tuba Euphonium Association.
Mark’s degrees include the B.A. from Point Loma Nazarene University, the M.M. and D.M.A. from Arizona State University where he studied with Daniel Perantoni and the M.Ed. in Education Administration from the University of Vermont. Previous appointments include Professor of Music at Millikin University and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Vermont. He is currently the Chair of Performing Arts and Director of Bands at Pima Community College where in addition to teaching euphonium and tuba, also teaches courses in electronic music and music fundamentals.