Mark Smith


Chair, Region 4; Member, Board of Directors
Elected November 2017; term ends November 2018

Mark Smith serves as Coordinator for the Department of Music at Chicago State University. Before joining the faculty at Chicago State, he taught percussion at South Suburban College and the Park Forest Conservatory of Music.

Professor Smith performs as a timpanist with the Harper Symphony Orchestra, on percussion and steel pan with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, on drumset with the Mark Burnell Jazz trio, and with his steel pan trio, the Steel Express Band, throughout the Midwest.  A steel pan specialist, he played bass pans with a 56-piece directors steel band at the 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, played double tenor pans along with 300 pannists from 11 countries in the 2017 Virtual Steel Band Project II, and played cello pans with the Invaders Steel Orchestra for Trinidad’s Carnival season in 2009.

Professor Smith holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the American Conservatory of Music.

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Posted December 2017