Mark Converse, B.M.

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Applied Instructor, Drumset

Phone: (661) 297-5670

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Warren Music Center, Room 121

Mark Converse, B.M., has performed with a wide variety of top Los Angeles and Southern California groups, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony and POPS, New West Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, among many others. His credits include Grammy-winning recordings with Ray Charles (Genius Loves Company) and Daft Punk (Random Access Memories), as well as performances with many entertainers, including Andrea Bocelli, Barry Manilow, Peggy Lee, Keely Smith, Patti LuPone, The Irish Tenors, and Celtic Woman, among others. He has performed at musical venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Honda Center, Pantages Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and more. His television credits include appearances on Modern Family, Bones, Gilmore Girls, the I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special, and others.

Education

  • B.M., Percussion Performance, California State University, Northridge

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)

Expertise

  • Drumset

Courses Taught

  • GMUS 520 – Applied Instruction I
  • MUS 1D1 – Applied Percussion