Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Phone: 
(616) 632-2420
Office: 
AMC 135

Biography

Dr. Mark Webb received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Michigan, and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. Dr. Webb retired from public school teaching in 2009, after serving for thirty-three years as a secondary vocal music teacher – teaching in the Kentwood and East Grand Rapids Public School Districts. His past positions include Choral/Opera Coordinator and Director of the International Choral Ensemble at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Visiting Professor of Music at Albion College, and President of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association – receiving the honor of Teacher of the Year from that organization in 2003. Mark is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Aquinas College, and is also the director of the Chancel Choir at Mayflower Congregational Church, and the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids. He has been a guest clinician for school and church choirs throughout Michigan. He and his wife, Susan, have two daughters – Natalie (married to Mickey Bullock) and Ashley (married to Nick Cintorino); and three grandchildren – Jeremiah and Hanna Bullock, and Ella Cintorino.

2014 begins the 34th year for the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids. The choir has a rich history of concert-giving, touring and compact disc releases. They have performed in many of the churches in Grand Rapids and western Michigan, with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra and have toured in St. Petersburg, Russia, Eisenstaedt Austria, Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia. The choir has also sung with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City and in Grand Rapids. In addition, the choir has raised social awareness by coordinating with the Holland Youth Advisory Panel, Alzheimer’s Association of West Mchigan, Heartside Ministries, Degage, Senior Neighbors, Children’s Assessment Center, Silent Observer and the Butterworth Foundation. The choir has also collaborated with other Michigan arts organizations such as the St. Cecilia Youth Chorale, the Grand Rapids Ballet Company, and several area church and school choirs.

Departmental Duties

College Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Collegiate Singers, Conducting Fundamentals, Advanced Conducting with Literature and Interpretation, Secondary Choral Methods and Materials, Basics of Music, Music History Survey, Choral BMEd Placements and Observation Directed Teaching Supervisor, Choral Clinician, MCEN Coordinator

Education

  • D.M.A., Michigan State University
  • M.M., University of Michigan
  • B.M., University of Michigan