Award-winning Composer Mark Oates resides in New Mexico, and is off to a rollicking start -- at age 28, he has composed 52 short films, six feature films, and a theatrical play. In addition to awards for film scores and concert compositions, he has worked with numerous Grammy award-winning producers and engineers. Mark has performed with many top groups and toured across the United States, Japan, Europe, and has written music for filmmakers and game designers in Poland, Germany, Finland, Norway, Brazil, and the USA.
A few films featuring Mark Oates’s work include the recent family fantasy film, “Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer,” the 2005 indie film, “Lady Liberty,” and his first music score appeared in a short black and white film entitled “Stalingrad 1943.” His music has been featured on the TBN Channel, Reels Channel, and has been distributed world wide.
Mark began studying trombone and composing music in high school, and later learned to play almost all the other instruments, as well. At the university level, he studied trombone, euphonium and trumpet, in addition to composition, at Wichita State University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of New Mexico. Mark has performed in choirs, professional orchestras, drum corps, brass quintets, bands, wind ensembles and a rock group.
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