Mark Dal Porto Composer
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About

Biography

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 released Peace, Nature & Renewal, a CD featuring some of his orchestral, choral, and chamber works. That same year he was asked to write a fanfare for the London Symphony that is scheduled to be recorded in 2022. In the most recent CODA (College Orchestra Director’s Association) International Composition Contest, he was awarded first prize for his orchestral work Song of Eternity. He has also been given certificates of excellence in band, choral, orchestral, and chamber music composition from The American Prize organization. 

Dal Porto serves on the faculty of Eastern New Mexico University as Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Theory and Composition. In 2012, he received the ENMU Presidential Award in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities. A former student of Donald Grantham, Dal Porto received degrees from California State University, Sacramento, and the University of Texas at Austin. He frequently serves as a guest composer, conductor, and pianist.

Commissions

I welcome commissions and look forward to speaking with you regarding new repertoire you envision for your solo, chamber, or large ensembles. Please contact me to discuss your specific needs, and to obtain a price quote.