Mark Dal Porto - Composer, Pianist, Conductor & Educator

Song of Eternity

Winner of the International College Orchestra Directors Association Composition Contest.

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Mark Dal Porto


Dr. Mark Dal Porto has received numerous commissions with his works receiving hundreds of performances by many instrumental and vocal ensembles throughout the US and abroad. In 2019, he was asked to write a fanfare for the London Symphony that is scheduled to be recorded in 2022. He has also been given certificates of excellence in band, choral, orchestral, and chamber music composition from The American Prize organization.

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Peace, Nature & Renewal

“Music that makes you think and feel, Dal Porto is only at the start of a long, rewarding road.”

– Midwest Record Review


News & Press

1Jun, 2021

Final Stage of New 4-Movement Symphony

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I am in the final stage of completing a 4-movement symphony. Since things are at a stand-still now because of the global pandemic, I am using this time to complete the symphony.  (Shakespeare wrote his play King Lear during a pandemic.) Performance time of the symphony is between 45 and 50 minutes. All movements are essentially completed now with some final tweaking ...

18Jul, 2020

Review: Mystic Mountain

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"Heartfelt, ...highly effective. Music for a documentary... powerful, within the technical command of many orchestras.” – Dr. David Katz, Founder and chief judge of The American Prize (July 2020) “Stunning, gloriously simple, and will make any audience gasp. I can see a slide show display behind the orchestra (ala Grand Canyon Suite) showing a climb up ...