Lecturer, Music Theory
Mark Berger, composer/violinist/violist, is highly active as a performer in the Boston freelance scene and has performed with many of Boston’s finest ensembles, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade, Emmanuel Music, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Boston, and Boston Lyric Opera. An avid chamber musician, he is a member of Music at Eden’s Edge, the Worcester Chamber Music Society, has a duo partnership “The Two Composers” with pianist/composer Ketty Nez, and has performed with Lydian String Quartet, Radius Ensemble, and Ludovico Ensemble. Mark has performed at summer festivals such as Kneisel Hall and Tanglewood, where he was a member of the New Fromm Players, new music ensemble-in-residence. Mark can be heard performing the music of Ketty Nez on Albany Records.
Also a gifted composer, Mark’s works have been presented locally by Boston Musica Viva, the New York New Music Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, ALEA III, the Worcester Chamber Music Society, Xanthos Ensemble, Music at Eden’s Edge, QX String Quartet, and the Lydian String Quartet, as well as nationally and internationally by the Third Coast Percussion Quartet, Ensemble Permutaciones (Mexico) and the Hellenic Ensemble of Contemporary Music (Greece). Mark has received awards from the League of Composers/ISCM and ASCAP, and he has received grants from NEFA and the Brannen-Cooper Fund. Mark studied composition at Boston University and Brandeis, where his principal teachers included Theodore Antoniou, Lukas Foss, David Rakowski, Eric Chasalow and Martin Boykan. Mark is currently on the music faculty at Clark University, UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.