Double Bass (Precollege)
Mark McCormick has performed in a wide variety of musical genres throughout the United States, Canada, Taiwan, and Japan. As a member of the United States Coast Guard Band since 1996, he has performed for three presidents, numerous foreign heads of state, and other high-level dignitaries and has made numerous tours across the United States and Asia. The United States Coast Guard Band is one of five Congressional Military Bands in the United States and is the official musical representative of the Coast Guard.
Mark McCormick has performed in New York with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, and Prism Chamber Orchestra. He has been a soloist at the Texas International Double Bass Symposium and appears regularly in a wide variety of orchestras, chamber groups, and jazz groups across New England. An active jazz musician as well, he has performed at the prestigous jazz festivals in Washington D.C., Sacramento, California, and Sun Valley, Idaho.
Mr. McCormick has recorded for the Koch, Newport Classic, Bridge, and Vox labels. He received both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he was a scholarship student of Linda McKnight. He also studied with Henry Loew, David Walter, David Murray, and Gary Karr, as well as pursuing special studies with Edwin Barker at Boston University. Mark McCormick is also Assistant Professor of Double Bass at Connecticut College and the program director for the Jascha Heifetz Symposium.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2016.