Mark Emerson

Los Angeles & West Coast Pro Studio Drummer & Classical Percussionist ‘88 – ‘20

Master of Arts in Teaching – Eastern Oregon University 2019
Master of Arts in Theology – Hope International University 2016
Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance – U of O ’87
Orff Schulwerk Masters Certificate – Univ. of Memphis ’01
Orff Schulwerk Certificate Level I, II and III – UNLV ’98 – ’00.

Presenter, conductor and arranger at the National Orff Schulwerk conference with an ensemble performing recorder and dance with orff barred instruments accompaniment.

1000+ Kid’s Music Classes Taught

Classical Percussionist:

Culver City Symphony                       Torrance Symphony
Peninsula Symphony                         Beach Cities Symphony
Marina Symphony                              Westwood Chamber Orchestra
Cerritos Pops Orchestra                    Huntington Beach Symphony
Palos Verdes Symphonic Band

Performed at all major Hollywood venues:

The Whisky a Go-Go                          The Roxy
The Viper Room                                  Hollywood House of Blues
The Rainbow Room                            Gazzarri’s
World Famous Lighthouse Cafe
(Hermosa Beach)

Worked with:

John Patitucci (Chic Corea), Ken Parks (Donna Summer), Colin Cameron (Sher & Oliva Newton John), J.K. Hilbert (Disney Composer), Richard Sherman, JayDee Maness (Eric Clapton), Glenn Sciurba (Bad Finger), Ry Cooder

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Recordings of Mark:

First Spring

(Lea Emerson-piano/vocals, Mark Emerson-Drums, John Patitucci-Bass)


Sun & Sage

(Lea Emerson-piano/wurlitzer/vocals, Mark Emerson-Drums/percussion, CC Wilson-Bass, John Moss/Vocals, Leah Sharpe/Vocals, Chuck Howe/Trumpet, Steve Hommel/Sax, Nick /Guitar)


Autumn Leaves

(Lea Emerson-piano/wurlitzer/vocals, Mark Emerson-Drums/percussion, Tony Green-Bass, John Moss/Vocals, Leah Sharpe/Vocals, Chuck Howe/Trumpet, Steve Hommel/Sax)