Office: Kimbrough 460
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Phone: (509) 335-7804
Dr. Mark Stevens enjoys a dynamic career as a solo and collaborative pianist, teacher, adjudicator, and arts administrator. Dr. Stevens’ experience as a pianist ranges from traditional repertoire to contemporary music, including living composers. As an advocate for 20th and 21st century music, he performs a diverse range of repertoire, with an affinity for American composers. In recital, he engages audiences through thematic programs, unique collaborations, and insights into the music and its larger context.
An active teacher for two decades, Dr. Stevens has received awards in pedagogy from the MTNA and the University of Oregon. His students have won nearly 20 prizes in competitions including the Seattle Young Artists Festival, and the Northwest Bach, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Festivals. He is regularly invited to adjudicate throughout the Pacific Northwest. In the past year, he has adjudicated for the MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA, WMEA, and the Federation of Music Clubs. His academic teaching experience includes applied and collaborative piano, literature, pedagogy, aural skills, and class piano.
Dr. Stevens holds graduate degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oregon and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He completed his undergraduate studies in performance at Whitworth University. He has served on faculty at the University of Oregon, the Chopin Academy of Music, as an instructor of piano and aural skills at Cornish College of the Arts, and as a teaching at the University of Oregon and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His primary teachers include Dean Kramer, Claire Wachter, David Riley, Peter Mack, Paul Barnes, and Judith Schoepflin, and he has performed in masterclasses with artists including Jon Nakamatsu and the Chiara String Quartet.