Mark Engebretson

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Mark Engebretson


Mark Engebretson (b. 1964, Modesto, Calif.) is an American composer and educator.

Dr. Engebretson studied at the University of Minnesota (graduating Summa cum Laude), the Conservatoire de Bordeaux (as a Fulbright Scholar), and Northwestern University, where he received the Doctor of Music degree. At Northwestern he studied composition with M. William Karlins, Pauline Oliveros, Marta Ptaszynska, Michael Pisaro, Stephen Syverud and Jay Alan Yim and saxophone with Frederick Hemke. His teachers in France were Michel Fuste-Lambezat and Jean-Marie Londeix.

He is Associate Professor of Composition and Electronic Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also taught composition at University of Florida, music theory at SUNY Fredonia and 20th century music history at the Eastman School of Music.

As a composer, he received commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, the Barlow Foundation and is the 2011 recipient of the North Carolina Council for the Arts Composer Fellowship. His works have been presented at SEAMUS, ICMC, Bowling Green Festival of New Music, Third Practice Festival, Wien Modern, Gaida Festival, Sonoimagenes, Hörgänge Festival, Ny Musikk, Indiana State University New Music Festival, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, ISCM Festivals, World Saxophone Congresses. He founded the UNCG New Music Festival in 2004, and is director of the A.V. Williams Electronic Music Studio at UNCG.

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