OTJ Authors

Douglas Mark


Dr. Douglas Mark is currently Associate Professor of Trombone/Low Brass at Delta State University, located in Cleveland, MS. He provides instruction in applied low brass, and directs the DSU brass ensemble.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Mark has performed with several orchestras, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Locally, he has performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Tupelo Symphony and the Delta Symphony. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts. An advocate of community music projects, Dr. Mark has participated in the NEA Chamber Music Rural Residency in Liberal, KS. He has performed internationally in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Taiwan.

Dr. Mark received his DMA from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with John Marcellus. He earned his MM from the New England Conservatory of Music and undergraduate degrees in music performance and sociology from Northwestern University. His musical training also included studies with John Swallow, Frank Crisafulli, and Per Brevig. Dr. Mark is an artist/clinician for Antoine Courtois Paris trombones.

OTJ Reviews


Eternal Gratitude: A Review

By Douglas Mark • February 24, 2021
Domingo Pagliuca's 2019 debut solo album, Eternal Gratitude, was first conceived as a musical business card, but resulted in a GRAMMY award winning album and a tribute to a deep personal friendship.



Fratres: A Review

By Douglas Mark • January 13, 2020
Whether you are a trombone enthusiast or simply one who appreciates a profound musical experience, this recording is well worth adding to your library.