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Mark Adam Watkins

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Mark Adam Watkins

Biography

Mark Adam Watkins (b. 1971) is an American composer, orchestrator and pianist.

Like many composer/arrangers, for the last 20 years, Mr. Watkins has found an affinity for the eclectic. With a Jazz Piano degree in tow from California State University, Long Beach, he wrote for Improv Acting studios, commercial music houses and scored for TV/Film. After his grad work at the Henry Mancini Institute & California State University, Los Angeles, he teamed up with the Quadre horn quartet, cutting his teeth for the chamber ensemble and branching out with works for brass quintet, flute choir, string quartet.

Mr. Watkins spent many years orchestrating for the Pageant of the Masters’ Orchestra, The New Four Freshman, and music directing music theatre tours. Some highlights include working on projects with: Lou Rawls, Al Jarreau, Bill Conti, Beyonce, Debbie Harry, Lisa Loeb, Jack Sheldon, Issac Hayes & the Trans-Sylvanian Orchestra. He works as a free lance composer, and moonlights as a pianist with the North Carolina, Charlotte, & Greensboro symphonies, and other ensembles ad hoc.


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