Mark Stroud

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music
BM Double Bass Performance

Carnegie Mellon University
MM Double Bass Performance

Sandra Mortensen Chair

Mark started studying the Bass in 2010 while in the 9th grade in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He then attended the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music for his undergraduate degree studying with Henry Peyrebrune and Charles Carleton both of The Cleveland Orchestra. Mark finished his academic career in grad school at Carnegie Mellon University. Currently Mark is working as a traveling musician/private lessons instructor in Baltimore, Maryland with his Significant Other and their orange cat Rosie.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I like to collect and build Lego Brick replicas of spaceships seen in any of the Star Wars films.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Franz Liszt, Anton Bruckner, Samuel Barber

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Play with my cat

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
Performing awesome with with great musicians