We proudly welcome Mark Olson
as the new director of music for MCB!
In addition to leading MCB, Mark Olson serves
as Assistant Director of Bands at Harvard University, he conducts
the Sunday Jazz Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, works with the
Harvard University Band and assists with the administration
of the Band program. Mark has guest conducted the Metropolitan
Wind Symphony and served as Interim Conductor of the Cambridge
Symphony one season. He has been a guest conductor and clinician
for bands in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Minnesota, North
Dakota, and Iowa.
Olson earned degrees from Concordia College
(B.M. Music Education) and the University of Minnesota (M.A.
Music Education). His conducting teachers have included Craig
Kirchhoff and J. Robert Hanson.
In addition to teaching and conducting,
Mark is an active trumpet performer. He is a current member
of the Metropolitan Wind Symphony and former member of the
Charles River Wind Ensemble, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra,
Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Winona Brass Band. He has studied
trumpet with David Baldwin, Gary Bordner, and J. Robert Hanson.