Dr. Mark Singer
Mark Singer began his early violin studies at the age of five. From the age of eight, he studied with Mehli Mehta at the New School of Music in Philadelphia where he had his debut recital. As a teenager, he was a participant in Chamber Music at Orono, Maine, where he was coached by Joseph Fuchs and Francis Tursi. He later graduated from Oberlin College, where he studied violin with Steven Staryk.
He received his Master's Degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he was concertmaster of the orchestra and a violin student of Berl Senofsky. After graduating, he performed as a member of the Casals Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico. Mark has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra and Maryland Symphony. As founder and principal violinist of the Columbia String Quartet, the Aura Nova Ensemble, and the Tizmoret Trio, he has performed in chamber music concerts throughout the eastern United State, Europe and in Israel.
In 2005, Mark was a Pearlstone Foundation Scholar and Lecturer. In 2010, he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland and was a recipient of a University of Maryland Career Grant.
Besides conducting the Baltimore Women's Orchestra, Mark is adjunct professor of strings at Morgan State University where he leads the Morgan Chamber Orchestra. He is also the founder and director of TizmoretShoshana Summer Music and Arts Workshop. He is also an eagerly sought-out violin teacher with a number of highly talented prize-winning students.