Engebretson, Mark

1964 —

MARK ENGEBRETSON, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Composition at SUNY Fredonia, has received numerous commissions from the Austrian Ministry of Culture as well as from STIM (Sweden) and the American Composers Forum. His works have been performed in concerts and at festivals around the world, such as Wien Modern (Vienna), Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania), Horgange Festival (Vienna), Filharmonia Hall (Bialystock, Poland), Ny Musikk (Bergen, Norway), Theatre la Chapelle, (Montreal), Indiana State University New Music Festival (Terre Haute, IN), ISCM Festival (Tirana, Albania), World Saxophone Congresses (Pesaro, Italy, Montreal) and on Stockholm Radio. Mr. Engebretson received a Fulbright Fellowship for studies in France with Jean-Marie Londeix (saxophone) and Michel Fuste-Lambezat (composition). He holds a doctorate in music composition at Northwestern University where he studied saxophone with Frederick Hemke and composition with M. William Karlins, Pauline Oliveros, Marta Ptaszynska, Michael Pisaro, Stephen Syverud and Jay Alan Yim.

As a performer, he was a member of the Vienna Saxophone Quartet from 1992-1999. In addition to performances all over the world with the Quartet, he has performed in many countries as soloist with orchestra, in recital and as a chamber musician, particularly with Susan Fancher, Swedish percussionist Anders Astrand, and the Chicago-based ensemble MeloMania!.