Dr. Mark DeMull is currently a faculty member at York College of Pennsylvania and the Community College of Baltimore County. He is active throughout the Baltimore/DC region as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, and teaching artist. Mark's career began in Michigan, where upon obtaining a Masters degree, he taught at Alma College and Saginaw Valley State University. During this time, he started performing as an orchestral percussionist and timpanist, and has since played with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Reading Symphony, among numerous others. Equally versed in chamber music, Mark is a member of the trio MITT3N Percussion, which has maintained series of performances and residencies across the country.
Mark is a passionate advocate of new music, and has been involved in commissions from composers James Wood, Alejandro Viñao, Justin Rito, and Rusty Banks. He is presently undertaking a large-scale commissioning project, with the hope of greatly expanding the marimba and percussion repertoire for young players.
In addition to his faculty positions, Mark maintains a private teaching studio. His students have been accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and numerous others. He holds degrees from Alma College and Michigan State University, and recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Robert van Sice.