Mark Gubler is a graduate of Utah State University, having completed his Master of Music (4.0 GPA) and Bachelor of Music (Magna Cum Laude) degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. During this time, he studied with the nationally acclaimed piano pedagogue, Professor Gary Amano. Mark also taught several collegiate and pre-college level classes, worked as a private piano teacher, a guest clinician and lecturer, a piano festival adjudicator, and as a chamber music festival administrator. He has experience collaborating with several solo instruments including piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, and clarinet, as well as with large ensembles. In the summer of 2017 Mark will move to St. George, Utah as the founding director of The Southern Utah School of Musicianship.
Mark places a strong emphasis on teaching in his career, and instructs students of all levels. He worked in the USU Youth Conservatory as a private piano teacher and classroom instructor (2012-2017), and worked as a supervisor and trainer of entry level teachers (2015-2016). His objective to guide each student in the discovery their unique artistic voice, has led them to achieve coveted cash awards in the esteemed USU Piano Festival, and in other community competitions. Mark’s skill as a pedagogue has earned him prestigious titles and awards including USU’s Youth Conservatory Teacher of the Year Award (2014), and the Edward McCallson Memorial Award (2015).
Mark’s success as a performer is due in part to having the opportunity to study with the following world class pianists: Norman Krieger, Kevin Kenner, Richard Goode, Barry Snyder, Stephen Beus, Spencer Meyer, Adam Nielsen and Karén Hakobyan. The wisdom gained from these masters aided his success in the collegiate divisions of the MTNA State Solo Competition (2015), and the UMTA Concerto Competition (2016). Since 2011, Mark has been a favored recurring guest performer in the annual USU Cool Classics Concert Series, as well as an honored soloist selected to perform with the Orchestra of Southern Utah (Roy L. Halversen Young Artist Concert, 2006), and the Southwest Symphony (Salute to Youth, 2007).