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About Mark Saya

Dr. Mark Saya coordinates the music theory and composition programs at LMU. An active composer, his works have been performed in Canada, Germany, Japan, Poland, and throughout the United States, including performances at the Great Hall of Cooper Union, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and many major universities.
He studied composition at Indiana University South Bend with Barton McLean and David Barton, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Norman Dinerstein, Jonathan Kramer, and Allen Sapp. He has enjoyed a long association with The Percussion Group/Cincinnati, particularly with founding members Allen Otte and James Culley, who have premiered and championed many of his compositions, including The Murphy Sonata, for solo vibraphone, and From the Book of Imaginary Beings and Bachanons, for three percussionists. He also has written a variety of vocal works and several suites for solo piano, including 7 Preludes Revisited, Joshu's Piano Book, Just-These Pieces, and The Cabinet of Dreams. 7 Preludes Revisited has been recorded by Wojciech Kocyan for Dux Recording Producers and Jeffrey Jacob on New Ariel Recordings.
Several of his works for percussion and piano are published by Media Press. He has received awards from ASCAP, BMI, New England Conservatory, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Society of Composers, Inc.
[Professor. B.M., Indiana University South Bend;
M.M. and D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music]


Present Music Program Coordinator, Loyola Marymount University


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