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Mark Carlson, D.M.A.

Mark Carlson

Associate Professor of Music

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Delaplaine Fine Arts Center
Room 110

+ (301) 447-5316

Mark Carlson is an Associate Professor of Music at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland where he teaches courses in the university’s core as well as music, and directs the university’s instrumental ensembles. He has earned a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an Advanced Degree in Music Performance from the Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu in Finland, and a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University in Music Performance and Music Technology.Since 2008 Dr. Carlson has been a member of the acclaimed Sotto Voce Quartet, a group that performs and travels extensively. He has performed as a soloist, clinician, and chamber musician domestically and abroad. His primary instruments include euphonium, trombone, and baritone horn. He has studied with Joseph Goble, Bruce Briney, Rex Martin, Jukka Myllys, and John Stevens.Dr. Carlson was a winner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison concerto competition in 2006, and placed first in the Tubonium Solo Euphonium competition in 2007. He was runner up at the prestigious Lieksa Brass Week International Euphonium competition in 2003. He is a Miraphone performing artist and performs on the Miraphone 5050 “Ambassador” model euphonium with a Warburton “DT” mouthpiece.

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Doctorate of Musical Arts in Euphonium Performance, 2008
  • Oulu Polytechnic (Oulun Seudun Ammattikorkeakoulu), Oulu, FinlandAdvanced Degree in Euphonium Performance, 2003
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Bachelor of Music in Euphonium Performance and Music Technology, 2002
  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Low Brass Performance
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • “Take This Hammer: Music Composed for The Sotto Voce Quartet,” quartet member, co-editor, co-producer, Self Published, 2014
  • “Sotto Voce LIVE at Midwest 2013,” quartet member, Mark Records, Clarence, NY 2013