Texas A&M International University
Dr. Mark Boseman is a percussionist who specializes in both contemporary solo percussion as well as contemporary chamber music. His performances encompass a variety of styles that range from standard orchestral repertoire and contemporary chamber music to popular music styles. In addition, Mark has performed with a wide variety of ensembles ranging from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago to small chamber groups.
Dr. Boseman is currently serving as the Assistant Professor of Percussion at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX. Prior to his appointment at Texas A&M International, Dr. Boseman served as an associate director of percussion studies at the University of Arkansas. During his time at the Eastman School of Music, he established himself as an international performer and educator. This resulted in yearly residencies at the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo and the Showa Academy of Music in Yokohama, Japan. These residencies include performance, masterclasses and private lessons on a wide variety of instruments and musical styles. Additionally, Dr. Boseman is a member of Scatter Percussion Collective. This percussion septet performs original repertoire that blends popular and classical styles to create a unique and original sound.
Dr. Boseman is the author of Mallets and Music: A Guide to Four Mallet Marimba, a new method book for learning four mallet marimba technique. Mallets & Music combines straightforward explanations, an online video library, and newly commissioned music by world renowned performers and composers such as Michael Burritt, Ivan Trevino, Blake Tyson, Elliot Cole, Aaron Staebell, and Robert Honstein. It is currently distributed through Amazon, Steve Weiss Music, and Lone Star Percussion and it is available in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, Brazil, and Japan.
Dr. Boseman holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Arkansas, a Master’s degree in music performance and literature from Northwestern University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in music performance and literature degree from the Eastman School of Music. He is also a recipient of the Eastman School of Music’s prestigious performer’s certificate. His teachers have included Michael Burritt, Chalon Ragsdale, Bill Cahn, James Ross, Charles Ross, Rich Thompson and Paul Wertico.
Dr. Boseman proudly endorses Malletech mallets and instruments.