Marden Pond (b. 1950) is an American composer, arranger, conductor, producer, author, and educator.
Dr. Pond holds music degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, Arizona State University, and Brigham Young University.
He has taught music at every level, from grade school to graduate school, including positions at Saddleback College, Orange Coast College, Pepperdine University, the College of Eastern Utah, Utah State University Extension, Brigham Young University, Arizona State University, the University of Northern Colorado, Granite & Salt Lake City School Districts, BYU-Idaho, Lumen Scholars Institute, and Utah Valley University.
A prolific composer, Pond has over 300 works listed in the ASCAP catalog. The Harold B. Lee library contains a special collection of more than 200 of his works. His music has been performed nationwide and recorded in Europe and the U.S. He was named Utah’s Composer of the Year and honored with awards and commissions from ASCAP, National Endowment for the Arts, Meet-the-Composer, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake Arts Council, Utah Premiere Brass, National Pony Express Association, Entrada Institute, Synergy Dance, Performing Dance Company, Young Dancemakers, multiple colleges and universities, Utah Statehood Centennial Commission, Utah Governor’s Award for Contributions to International Understanding, and the prestigious Alfred Lambourne Prize.
Pond received an Emmy award for his work on Utah’s Sanctuary: Great Salt Lake. In 2015, an evening of Pond’s music was presented in the Assembly Hall, part of the Temple Square Performances series. His scenic overture, Mach 3, was premiered and recorded by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Symphonic Band. He is the composer of music on over twenty recorded albums. The CD Title of Liberty, which he co-produced, received a Pearl Award as “Classical Instrumental Album of the Year.”
Dr. Pond has conducted numerous ensembles, professional, recording studio, community, and educational. He is the author of books and articles on music theory, digital/electronic music, music pedagogy, music education, jazz, music for theatrical dance, and music in the home.
Works for Winds
- Brigham Young University Symphonic Band concert program, 31 March 2022
- Marden Pond website Accessed 31 March 2022