Chair's Column from ASJ 40.4
File by Mark George
Mark George, pianist, president of the Music Institute of Chicago, and past chair of the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of Americas, has enjoyed a unique career making music and connecting people of all kinds to the performing arts.
Dr. George has held faculty positions at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University, Mount Union College and the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. He received a master of music degree from Indiana University in 1985 and a doctor of musical arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1989.
Mark George also led the resurgence of the 2006 Grammy award winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony, an orchestral ensemble completely dedicated to the music of our time. His board level leadership, striking performances as a pianist, and inventive programming ideas have re-established the ensemble as a major force in contemporary music.
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