Multi-talented music faculty Mark Wade
Assistant Professor of Music Mark Wade is known for his ability with the trumpet. He plays professionally with the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and other venues such as with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
But Wade has a musical alter-ego. He performs and records on piano, classical/acoustic guitar, bass guitar, penny whistle (think Irish music on a flute held facing out), as well as hammered and mountain dulcimers.
According to an article in the Newark Advocate:
He’s released six CDs and has published three dulcimer books — all the while globetrotting around the world, regularly performing throughout the United States, Asia and Europe.
“I just call myself a musician,” he said, “because living, breathing musicians can’t really pigeonhole yourself like maybe you could a couple generations ago.”