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Mark Hayes is an award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger and conductor of international reknown. His personal catalog totals over 1,500 published works of all kinds. Mark received a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in Piano Performance from Baylor University in 1975. He has conducted the SWACDA & MCDA Community & Church Honor Choir and has served as a frequent guest conductor at Lincoln Center, the National Cathedral and Carnegie Hall, featuring works such as his Te Deum, Magnificat, Gloria and International Carol Suites. In 2010 Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies honored Mark with the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music. He conducted the world premiere of his Requiem in Lincoln Center in May 2013. In October 2014 Hayes conducted his Requiem at St. Ignatius Basilica in Rome, Italy as part of The Festival Pro Musica E Arte Sacra, sponsored by the Vatican. He was commissioned by St. Paul’s Co-educational College in Hong Kong to write a work for treble voices, mixed voices and orchestra for their 100th anniversary and conducted the world premiere in Hong Kong December 2015.
Hayes wrote the musical score for “Civil War Voices”, which won 6 awards at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City in July 2010. He orchestrated the hit musical, “Madame Buttermilk,” by Ross Carter, which debuted at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA
Mark’s passion is writing for the piano. He has over 90 keyboard books in print, ranging in style from gospel to classical to jazz to Broadway show tunes. In addition to his involvement in the sacred and secular choral music fields, Hayes is an accomplished orchestrator and record producer. Whether concertizing on the other side of the globe or composing at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, Mark is blessed to live out his mission "to create beautiful music for the world".
Visit Mark's website: www.markhayes.com