Born: July 5, 1967 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Trumpet artist and band leader, Mark Zauss is endorsed by the Leblanc Corporation along with Arturo Sandoval, Maynard Ferguson, and Wallace Roney. Mark has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Branford Marsalis, James Moody, Pat Metheny, Rita Moreno, Sandy Patti, The Temptations, The Spinners, Maureen McGovern, Frankie Valli and many others. As a recording artist, Mark has two solo albums, BEYOND THE STATOSPHERE and NO LIMITS. Both albums are for sale at his website: www.markzauss.com
For the past 7 years mark has been a band leader and has formed 7 musical groups which he leads and performs in. Mark and his bands perform over 120 gigs a year and provide work for over 70 other musicians in the Orlando area....
Mark’s role as a Guest Artist, educator, and performer. Involving a guest artist in the beginning stages of a concert can measurably increase the success of an event. Mark details the director’s, student’s, and guest artist's roles to one another and clarifies the importance of team cooperation. azz Band Clinics Mark emphasizes basic principles of music, which include the importance of style, interpretation, conception, dynamics, blend, intonation and rhythm. In this workshop, Mark defines improvisation, explains the process of learning how to improvise, and explains how students can teach themselves how to improvise. Mark has been a professional trumpet player for over 20 years in Orlando Florida and travels throughout the United States. You can download a WAV file of mark zauss from this web site. The Complete Yoga Breath and Upper Register Trumpet Workshop Developing the upper register begins with effectively compressing air using the complete yoga breath. Mark demonstrates on the trumpet an even and big sound in over 4 octaves while maintaining a relaxed state. Mark provides literature to each student during the clinic and demonstrates his technique by actually having one of the trumpet players in the clinic hit notes they have never been able to play before. Students and professionals become frustrated with trumpet playing and often feel like they are failing. Failures are necessary for growth and triumphs are essential for understanding failures. Succeeding in a Career in Music Workshop In his workshops, Mark defines key points for succeeding in the music industry; * Preparation needed for a career in performance and what is expected of a musician on a gig. * Business skills required by musicians and how to get work. * The importance of a back up plan and getting a degree. * Entering the arena of the professional musician: attitude, ethics, dealing with contractors and clients. * Key marketing tools to increase the amount of work you can get. * Maintaining one's positive attitude. * How the mind and body react efficiently when practicing. * How the shape of the throat affects the sound. * Proper alignment of spine and neck to prevent injury and reduce obstructive air flow. Mark clearly professes the process of overcoming obstacles to meeting these goals and achieving professional and personal success. Mark's upper register clinic includes a description of the stages of change that takes place during the mind and body interaction when faced with challenges such as upper register playing. Mark simplify's things by breaking down the process of practicing into concrete tasks and then suggesting obtainable goals related to the outcome of practicing these concrete tasks. The explanation of the "practicing process" helps to reduce some of the anxiety related to performance, help increase self efficacy, and may help to make playing the instrument more enjoyable. * Coping with performance anxiety: A psychological perspective. * Autonomic responses to perceived stressors. * Pre anticipatory anxiety. * How inner speech and thoughts can improve here and now experiences * Guided Imagery and Expectations. * How our brains form the sound we create. Mark leads and performs in six of his own wildly diverse musical groups which cover a multitude of genres from Swing to Dixieland, Be-Bop, and classical. Mark and his wife, Kathy founded their own corporation called Band Source Productions Inc. Together they perform over 140 events a year for companies such as: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, fortune 500 companies, Jazz Festivals, and corporate events. Mark has two solo CDs that are frequently played on Jazz stations around the country. As an experienced businessman, performer, contractor, and band leader, Mark offers a unique perspective of the music industry and shares this insight in his clinics. He also has a BA in music and psychgology and is earning his master's degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College.