B i o g r a p h y
The music of composer Mark Buller has been performed around the country and internationally, from Carnegie Hall to various venues on five continents. He has been commissioned by a wide range of organizations, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera (for three 45-minute operas, an extended choral work, and numerous art songs), the Houston Symphony, and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.
Winner of the Rapido! Composition Contest, the Vanguard Voices Choral Composition Competition,and the Sarofim Composition Award, his recent performances include Motion Studies by Boston Musica Viva, Voices of Change (Dallas), Atlanta Chamber Players, and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings; The Songs of Ophelia by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and director Robert Spano; Whirligig for River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; and Overboard, a 10-minute choral work commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and performed by the Houston Chamber Choir. Upcoming performances include a second work for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; a commission for brass quintet and orchestra (Houston Brass Quintet and ECHO Orchestra Houston); two further major dramatic works for Houston Grand Opera, including an hour-long opera and a site-specific ensemble work; and a fifth string quartet.
Buller received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Houston, where he studied with Marcus Maroney and Rob Smith. In addition to teaching at Lone Star College and San Jacinto College, he is the Director of Education and Community Engagement for AFA.
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