Mark Dubac, Second Clarinet

Mark Dubac joined the clarinet section of the Oregon Symphony in 2008. He previously served as Principal Clarinetist of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. In the summer of 2006, Mark debuted at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival playing the basset horn. This performance was recorded and is being distributed by KOCH International Classics. Other summer festivals Mark has participated in include the National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto Festival of Italy, National Orchestral Institute, Kent/Blossom Chamber Music Festival, and the Sarasota Music Fesitval.

Mark received his BM from The Juilliard School in 2004 where he studied with Ricardo Morales and his MM in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee where he studied with Todd Levy. As a high school student, Mark studied with Sidney Forrest, retired Professor Emeritus of the Peabody Conservatory.

Mark grew up in Columbia, Maryland, and attended Atholton High School where he played clarinet in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He also played keyboard in the jazz band and percussion in the marching band; sang tenor in every choral group open to males; led the Madrigals Ensemble; and composed incidental music for school drama productions. He spent his summers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts where he was a two-time Concerto Competition winner. He also won concerto competitions sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Band and the Columbia Orchestra and appeared on the nationally-syndicated radio program “From the Top” both as a soloist and as a member of the Interlochen Five Woodwind Quintet.

Mark is married to Jennifer Weaver, a dancer and dance teacher who has performed with the Santa Fe Opera, Madison Ballet Company, and City Ballet Theater of Milwaukee. Mark and Jenny’s collaborative interpretation of Messiaen’s “Abyss of the Birds” was featured in a Dance Showcase performance when they were both freshmen at The Juilliard School. Some of Mark’s interests outside of music include coffee, spicy foods, and Alfred Hitchcock to name a few.

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