Students

Mark is one of the "Winningest" instructors around! Many of Mark's students have gone on to win at national and regional competitions, and here are just a few:

 

Mark's Hammered Dulcimer Students

  • Karen Alley

    • 2014: 1st Place National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
    • 2011: 2nd Place National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
  • Matthew Dickerson

    • 2012: 1st Place National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
  • Ted Yoder

    • 2010: 1st Place National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
  • Adam Sutch

    • 2009: 2nd Place National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
    • 2008: 3rd Place National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
  • Ray Brooks

    • 2004: 1st Place in the Mid-Eastern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition
    • 2003: 4th Place in the Mid-Eastern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition
    • 2002: 1st Place in the Roscoe Village Dulcimer Days Beginners Competition
    • 2002: 2nd Place in the Mid-Eastern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition
  • Theresa Halsey

    • 2003: 2nd Place in the Mid-Eastern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition
    • 2002: 1st Place in the Kentucky State Hammered Dulcimer Championship
  • Stephen Humphries

    • 2007: 1st Place National  Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
    • 2006: 3rd Place National  Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
    • 2005: 3rd Place National  Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Winfield, KS
  • David Mahler

    • 2004:
      • 1st Place in the 2004 National Championship, Winfield, KS
      • 1st place in the 2004 Texas State Dulcimer Championship, Glenrose, TX
    • 2003:
      • 2nd Place in the 2003 Texas Hammer Dulcimer Contest, Glenrose, TX
      • 3rd Place in the 2003 National Championship, Winfield, KS
    • 2002:
      • 2nd Place in the 2002 Texas Hammer Dulcimer Contest, Glenrose, TX
      • Top 5 in the 2002 National Championship, Winfield, KS
    • 2001: 1st Place in the 2001 Oklahoma State Hammer Dulcimer Contest, Bennington, OK
  • Lesley Miller

    • 2005: 2nd place in the Mid-Eastern Regional Hammer Dulcimer competition
    • 2004:
      • 1st Place in the Kentucky State Hammer Dulcimer Champion
      • 1st Place in the Kentucky State Mountain Dulcimer Champion
      • 2nd place in the Mid-Eastern Regional Mountain Dulcimer competition
    • 2003:
      • 1st Place in the Mid-Eastern Regional Hammer Dulcimer competition
      • 2nd place in the Mid-Eastern Regional Mountain Dulcimer competition
      • 2nd place in the Oklahoma State competition

Mark's Trumpet Student Outcomes

  • 3rd Place Graduate Division National Trumpet Contest 2015
  • First Chair Trumpet, OMEA All State Band 2014
  • University Music Scholarship Winners to:
    • New England Conservatory
    • Ohio University
    • Ohio Northern University
    • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Conservatory of Music
    • Marshall
    • University of Illinois
    • Indiana University