David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Mark Mazzatenta

Adjunct Instructor of Guitar
(336) 841- 9649
Hayworth Fine Arts Center 210

MARK MAZZATENTA is among the cherished few musicians to excel in both the jazz and classical worlds as performer and composer. He earned the Master of Music degree at Florida State University in 1987. In 2010, after 22 years of teaching at UNC-Greensboro, he joined the full-time music faculty at High Point University. His concerts feature contemporary and original music–everything from solo classical guitar pieces to improvisatory electric guitar synthesizer. He has played with Mike Stern, performed concerts with Chris and Dan Brubeck, and toured China with the John Salmon quintet. As a 2010 recipient of the Central Piedmont Regional Artists Hub Program grant, Mr Mazzatenta recorded “Time for You”–his 3rd CD of original tunes with his band Mazzjazz. He won the grant again in 2014 and recorded another CD “Twin Imagination” with his twin brother Michael on piano. His latest article is “What the Rubik’s Cube Taught Me About Recital Preparation” in the Oct/Nov 2013 American Music Teacher.

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