Mark Mitchell Schultz (b. 16 September 1970, Colby, Kan.) is a contemporary Christian music artist and composer
Most of his childhood was spent in Colby, Kansas, where he attended Colby Elementary School. When he was about eight years old, Schultz began to teach himself piano by ear. At Kansas State University he sang with the small elite singing group known as the Kansas State Singers. He traveled with the Singers during his college years, during which time he honed his singing voice and started to dream about a bigger career in music. Late at night he would sneak into the music building at K-State to play the piano and write songs.
After moving to Nashville, Schultz became involved with the First Presbyterian Church. He began writing songs for the youth at the church and their families, personal songs of people's struggles. After a solo concert in Nashville in 2000, Schultz was offered a record deal with Myrrh Records, which proved to be his big break in Christian adult contemporary music.
He has been nominated for numerous Dove Awards, winning his first at the 2006 Dove Awards when the CD/DVD Mark Schultz Live: A Night of Stories & Songs was named Long Form Music Video of the Year.
As an adopted child, Schultz believes that giving to orphans in need is part of his life's purpose. In 2011, Schultz and his wife started the Remember Me Mission, which is a non-profit dedicated to helping orphans all over the world.
Works for Winds
- Letters from War (arr. Brown) (2003)
- Mark Schultz (musician), Wikipedia Accessed 8 August 2017