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Mark Tse

UW Music DMA conducting student Mark Tse was awarded a 2015 American Prize.

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M.M., Wind Ensemble Conducting, New England Conservatory, 2015
M.M., Music Education, University of Western Ontario, 2011
B.Ed, Instrumental Music, University of Toronto, 2000
Mus.Bac., Music Education, University of Toronto, 1999
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Mark Tse is Director of Bands at SUNY Suffolk County Community College, conducting the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble as well as teaching Understanding Music, Basic Musician ship and the History of Rock and Roll.  

He is also a doctoral candidate in wind ensemble conducting with Timothy Salzman at the University of Washington. In the 2016 American Prize competition, he won 3rd place for community band wind ensemble conducting, and an Honourable Mention for college/university wind ensemble conducting. In 2015, he won 2nd place for college/university wind ensemble conducting.

Tse holds a Master of Music (wind ensemble conducting) from the New England Conservatory, a Master of Music (music education) from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Bachelor of Music (music education) and a Bachelor of Education (instrumental music) from the University of Toronto.

Previous to his graduate studies, Tse taught high school instrumental music for eleven years in the Toronto area, including concert bands, jazz ensembles, and classical guitar classes, and served as Department Head for many of those years. As a teacher, musical outreach was a priority as he forged new connections between area music programs and community bands, championing life-long music making.

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