Maestro Mark Alpizar, is a conductor and clarinetist in pursuit of a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University where he is a teaching assistant for the orchestra and studies conducting with Phoenix Symphony’s Tito Muñoz. In addition to his responsibilities at ASU, Mr. Alpizar is the conductor for the South Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Youth Orchestra in Orange County, California. Between both groups he has played two concertos, premiered an opera, performed in the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, and has toured England, Ireland, Wales, Spain, Greece, New York, and Sydney.
Formerly, he was the Assistant Conductor for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and conducted the Collegium Musicum at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach. His previous degrees in music education, clarinet performance, and orchestral conducting were also earned at the Cole Conservatory. In addition to his conducting, Mr. Alpizar is the clarinetist of Quintessential Winds with whom he has recorded many world premieres and toured and competed across the country.