Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Professor of Music: Trombone/Low Brass

CLICK to email: mspringer@stcloudstate.edu240 Performing Arts Center / (320) 308-3224

Dr. Mark A. Springer has been a member of the SCSU music faculty since 1996 and has a rich and diverse performing background. He has performed with several orchestras, bands and jazz ensembles throughout the Midwest and Canada, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Lake Wobegon Brass Band, St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, Paramount Jazz Orchestra and Don Ring/Dick Jergens Jazz Orchestra.

In addition, he is an active recitalist and has performed in several chamber music ensembles, including being a founding member of the Quantum Brass Quintet, and has performed with the American Brass Quintet and Wisconsin Brass Quintet.

Dr. Springer has also been an active clinician. He was the low brass and trombone section coach for the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Bands in 1998, 1999 and 2005, All-State Orchestra brass section coach in 2000, and has served as the campus coordinator of All-State Band Camp activities in the summers of 1998-2000, 2003-2005.

He has been a fellowship recipient to the Aspen Music Festival, the Festival at Sandpoint (ID), and an artist-in-residence at the Bravo! Colorado Festival in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Springer can also be found on several recordings, including the American Brass Quintet release Fyre and Lightning, and recent releases by the Lake Wobegon Brass Band titled Jubilee!, Live From the U.K. and March Bravura.  He has also recorded Dr. Scott Miller's work for trombone and electronic media, Time Is the Fire in Which We Burn.

Originally from Washington State, Dr. Springer holds baccalaureate degrees from Washington State University and a Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His dissertation, A Performance Guide to Two Contemporary Brass Quintets: Colchester Fantasy by Dr. Eric Ewazen and Seasons; A Symphony for Brass Quintet by John D. Stevens, is currently being prepared for possible publication.

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