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Mark Mercer
Mark R. Mercer is currently the director of choirs at Fairfield Senior High School in Fairfield, OH. He was choral director at Andover High School in Andover, MA (2008-2016) and Danville High School in Danville, IL (2016-2017). Mercer built a program from scratch in Andover that consisted of a concert choir, chamber choir, music theory class, music production I class, music production II class, and three show choirs (mixed, ladies’, men’s). While in Danville, Mercer began a men’s show choir and continued the great work that was already happening. His choral ensembles and show choirs drew attention as top contenders. Mark has continued to build upon the great foundation that was laid at Fairfield by adding FortissiBROS, Fairfield's HS Men’s Show Choir, and Little Elegance, Fairfield's MS Ladies' Show Choir. He has already led the group to numerous Grand Champions and caption awards. In all, Mr. Mercer directs 9 choral groups, a tech crew 'Nuts & Bolts', and a combo 'The Heartbeat'. In addition, he co-advises Fairfield's Tri-M Chapter and is the musical director for the Fairfield dramatic arts program.

When he finds time, Mark enjoys adjudicating and being a clinician at festivals and competitions. Mark received his undergraduate education from University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and his Master’s degree in Music Education from Kent State University in 2010, where he completed extensive research in creating fair and unbiased assessments within arts programs. Mark is a professional pianist who has been playing for almost 30 years. He is a proud member of ACDA, OMEA, and NAfME and the proud father to his French Bulldog 'Cooper' and Boston Terrier 'Milo'.

  Director

Fairfield Middle School
Rhythm Express 2018-2019
Little Elegance 2019
Fairfield Senior High School
Choraliers 2018-2019
Pure Elegance 2018-2019
FortissiBROS 2018-2019
Danville High School
Delegation 2017
Contemporaires 2017
The Executives 2017
Andover High School
From Start to Finish 2011-2016
Nothin' But Treble 2012-2016
Back To Bass-ics 2015-2016


  Adjudicator

 Winfield Emerald Classic 2019
 Heart of America Kansas City 2016





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