Mark Munson is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music Education at Bowling Green State University where he conducts choruses and teaches classes in choral literature and conducting. Prior to joining the university faculty, he taught eight years of junior and senior high school choral music, primarily in his home state of Pennsylvania. During the 2005-06 academic year he participated in a faculty exchange to Sweden where he was a visiting professor of music at Musikhögskolan i Malmö of Lund University, a choral music specialist at Fröknegårdskolan in Kristianstad, and visiting conductor of Christianstads Motettkör.
BGSU choruses under Dr. Munson’s direction have toured both domestically and internationally, and have made appearances at professional conferences. He has conducted the Toledo and Lima Symphony Orchestras, and has prepared major choral/orchestral works for a number of internationally renowned conductors. Among other offices held in professional organizations, he has served as president of the Central Region of the American Choral Directors Association and of the Ohio Choral Directors Association. He has been active as a guest conductor, choral clinician, and church musician, and he has authored articles published in several periodicals, most notably ACDA’s Choral Journal.
Dr. Munson attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied piano and earned his undergraduate degree in music education. He holds a Master of Music degree in choral music education from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati. As a young teacher he sang in the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh under the direction of Robert Page for six seasons.