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Mark NormanMark Norman

Tuba and Euphonium

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Office: Gray, Studio 141B
Phone: (336) 770-1319


Mark A. Norman is a tuba artist and conductor. His work spans three decades that includes faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Michigan, Washburn University and Towson University. Norman returns to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts after serving on the conducting faculty from 2006-2009.

He has also founded and directed several music education programs and summer camps for K-12 students and is a clinician and guest conductor with bands and orchestras in colleges, high schools, and honor band camps. In addition to teaching students, he has presented to teachers and performers at music educator and conductor conferences in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan and Texas.

As a conductor, ensembles under Norman’s direction have performed at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) conference, regional College Band Director National Association (CBDNA) and the state music educators’ conferences in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Kansas. He is a frequent guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States. He has received critical acclaim for his performances and recordings in the U.S. and England.


Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting and Master Degree in Music and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Career Highlights

  • Former tuba performer with the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, DC
  • Produced six professionally released recordings including "Fireworks" which received a Grammy Award nomination in 2010
  • Member of the Washington Brass, and the two-time international award winning Tubas in the Sun Quartet
  • Has been Principal Tuba of McLean Orchestra, Georgetown Symphony and Loudoun Symphony
  • Performed and presented at national and regional conferences such as the U.S. Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference, six international and regional International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA) conferences, and twelve state music educator workshops
  • Artist and clinician for Besson/Buffet Crampon


  • National Association for Music Education
  • North Carolina Music Educators Association
  • College Band Directors National Association


  • Honorary member of the Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma lota Gamma honor music fraternities
  • Won several competitions and awards in music
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