Mark Marrington

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Mark Marrington is a writer, teacher and guitarist based in the North of England. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Music Production in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University. Mark's publishing company, Marrington Edition, specializes in compositions and arrangements for solo classical guitar and classical guitar ensemble. He has been involved in a number of guitar-focused publishing projects over the years, including Guitar from Scratch, co-authored with Christopher Norton (Boosey and Hawkes, 1999), consulting on the Usborne book series, Guitar Tunes for Children, and publishing a collection of classical guitar arrangements, Nineteen Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites, with Mel Bay (2004). Mark's most recent book, Recording the Classical Guitar, was published by Routledge 2021, and charts the evolution of classical guitar recording practice from the early twentieth century to the present day, encompassing the careers of many of the instrument’s most influential practitioners from the acoustic era to the advent of the CD.

Mark taught guitar privately in Leeds from 1996 and 2001 and also worked as a peripatetic guitar teacher for Roundhay Music (North Leeds) and later Calderdale local authority. He taught at Leeds College of Music between 1998-2011, initially at Further Education level and then Higher Education for undergraduate and Masters degree levels, on a variety of music-related modules across the Classical, Jazz, Popular Music and Music Production degrees offered by the college. Between 2011-2015 he was a Teaching Fellow and the Programme Manager for the BSc Music, Multimedia and Electronics at the University of Leeds, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.