Dr. Mark Bonner

Mark Bonner, Jr. is a music educator, composer, and clinician from Memphis, TN, and a professor at the University of Central Missouri, where he teaches courses in graduate conducting, graduate music literature, and music education. Dr. Bonner also supervises the UCM Symphonic Band, Marching Mules, and Pep Band. Mark earned a Doctorate in wind conducting at UMKC Conservatory, a Master’s in Wind Conducting at LSU, and a Bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of Memphis, where he was a drum major, section leader, and student arranger for the Mighty Sound of the South. Dr. Bonner is in high demand as a composer, transcriber for wind instruments, and arranger for some of the most recognizable marching ensembles in the country. Mark’s work for marching band has been featured internationally on ESPN, nominated for a Grammy award, and showcased by the prominent cast members of “The Office.”