Mark Preece is Principal Tuba of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. His teachers include Roger Bobo, Patrick Sheridan, Sam Pilafian, John Griffiths and Jane Maness.
As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Alberta Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Metamorphosis Symphony. His career has lead him to performances in the United States, France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Japan.
Mark is an adjudicator for wind instruments and bands with the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association, and is a member of the International Tuba & Euphonium Association.
Mark is also an active music arranger. He has written arrangements for brass band, orchestral brass, a variety of brass chamber ensembles as well as pieces for solo tuba and tuba quartet. His music has been performed and recorded worldwide, including performances by Big Sky Brass, The Regina Symphony Orchestra, and The Fairey Band of Great Britain. His music is mostly self published, with some of his library available at the Score Exchange and Cimarron Music Press.
Mark began playing the Tuba at age 12 in the Salvation Army. He works as a clinician throughout Saskatchewan, and has taught brass to students ranging from beginners to university students and adult. He teaches Tuba & Euphonium at Regina's Conservatory for the Performing Arts and the University of Regina, as well as the International Music Camp during the summer.
Accreditation: MMus Performance - 2008 BMus Performance - 2004
Equipment: VMI 6/4 CC 5198gl 'Neptune' Yamaha Custom 4/4 CC YCB 822s Besson 4/4 E-Flat BE 983s
Mark uses Sellmansberger mouthpieces.