Mark Zielinski currently serves as Senior Lecturer of Music Education at the University of New Hampshire. Having taught music at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels, Mark is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. He is a past board member of the Maryland Music Educators Association and a current New Hampshire Music Educators Association member. In addition to teaching and conducting, Mark remains active as a trumpet player. He performs regularly as a member of the New Sousa Band, which tours throughout the U.S.He has also performed with the Maine State Ballet, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Regal Brass Quintet, Columbus Pro Musica, and Bloomington Pops Orchestra. In 1993 Mark was selected as runner-up in the International Trumpet Guild’s Mock Orchestra Audition Competition. His trumpet teachers include Jeff Christiana, Charles Gorham and Stephen Burns, and has studied conducting with Stephen W. Pratt, Ray E. Cramer and Keith Brion. A native of Indiana, Mark received a Bachelor of Music Education and Performers Certificate from Indiana University as well as a Master of Music in trumpet, with a cognate field in Wind Conducting from the same institution.