06.12.2006 // Mark Ford Presents Master Class in Chile!



Mark Ford was a guest professor of music at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile from May 24-June 3, 2006. Mark presented master classes on marimba technique and literature and also taught private marimba lessons. He collaborated with the UC Percussion Ensemble and percussion faculty on a concert on May 31st. On this concert Mark performed several solos including his compositions Kingdom Lore Fanfare, Motion Beyond and Eric Sammut’s Spirals. Ford also performed with UC faculty members Carlos Vera Pinto, Gonzalo Muga and Christian Hirth on Minoru Miki’s Marimba Spiritual and also a free improvisation duet with faculty member, Gerardo Salazar. Students Patricio Barrientos and Nicolas Moreno performed Stubernic and Carlos Vera L. and Cesar Vilca performed Afta-Stuba with Ford. Mark also conducted the ensemble in his composition Standup Shadow. Dynasty Inc., Innovative Percussion, Zildjian and Evans Drum Heads supported Ford’s residency in Chile.