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DSB Artistic Leaders

Mark B. Felder, Music Director

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Mark B. Felder has been band director at Monroe County Community College for twenty-two years. Before and during that time he was the band director of the award-winning Jefferson High School Bands for twenty-nine years. Mark served twelve years in local and state offices of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, including President of District 12. He was named Band Director of the Year for District 12 of MSBOA. He also was named Music Alumnus Guest Conductor of the Year in 1988 for Eastern Michigan University.

Mark has been musical director for over 150 musicals including 12 years as a musical director at Croswell Opera House in Adrian, MI. He received the prestigious Jeff nomination in Chicago for Best Musical Direction for the second national tour of Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, University of Toledo, and Adrian College.

Mark is owner of Vivo Productions, a local recording studio. He is a regular performer with the Johnny Knorr Orchestra out of Toledo, Ohio and has toured with Stars of the Lawrence Welk, Manhattan Transfer, and the Shrine Circus. Mark and his wife, Ann, have three children and live in Monroe, Michigan.


Lori Gould, Artistic Director

Jeff Szekely, Assistant Conductor

Evy Rodrigues, Assistant Conductor