Mark Stanley Fromm (b.1982) is a composer, teacher, and bassoon and saxophone player from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His works have won numerous awards and have been performed worldwide, including Nashville, New York City, Ottawa, London, Santiago, Doha, and Bangkok. His music has been praised for its natural shape, structure, and lyricism. Much of his music is locally inspired, including commissions for Steel, Slag, and Silicon by the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, Frick Gates for the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra, and Silent Spring for Trillium Ensemble. His most recent work, Lingua Cosmica," is a concerto for contrabassoon, commissioned by the Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Ensemble upon their acquisition of a new instrument.
He currently plays principal bassoon with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra, and is an active composer and performer member of Alia Musica Pittsburgh, a group dedicated to the performance of new music by local composer. In 2014 he joined the faculty of Pittsburgh CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) 6-12 School, where he teaches music theory and composition and conducts the Elektroacoustic Ensemble. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon (BFA), McGill University (MMus), and The University of Pittsburgh (PhD).
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