- Awards & Honors
Dr. Mark Grizzard conducts Treble Choir and teaches undergraduate courses in music theory and musicianship. Grizzard has served as a guest clinician for school choirs across the Midwest, presented seminars on music arranging and performance for the National Association for Music Education and the Illinois Music Education Association, adjudicated Illinois High School Association organizational contests, and served on the board of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association as Men’s Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair. A prolific arranger, Grizzard’s arrangements have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, and vocal jazz ensemble Chapter 6, with whom Grizzard has produced four studio albums and received Best Jazz Album at the 2012 Contemporary Acappella Recording Awards (“Color By Number”, executive producer). He lives with his wife Leigh and their two children in Peoria, IL.
219.001Advanced Sight Singing
219.002Advanced Sight Singing
108.004Group Instruction In Basic Musicianship II
102.007Music Theory II
102.008Music Theory II
291.001Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Music
Research Interests & Areas
The focus of Dr. Grizzard's research is contemporary Latvian cultural expression through choral music. His article “Castle of Light: A Snapshot of Latvian Choral Music as the Nation Turns 100” received publication in the August 2019 issue of the American Choral Director’s Association’s Choral Journal.