Mark Tse is a New York-based conductor and educator, serving as Director of Bands at SUNY Suffolk County Community College. He conducts the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble and is an instructor of music history, theory, piano, and saxophone.
In the 2016 American Prize competition, he won 3rd place for Community Band Wind Ensemble Conducting and an Honourable Mention for College/University Wind Ensemble Conducting. In 2015, he won 2nd place for College/University Wind Ensemble Conducting.
Tse holds a doctorate in Wind Ensemble Conducting from the University of Washington, a Master of Music (Wind Ensemble Conducting) from the New England Conservatory, a Master of Music (Music Education) from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Bachelor of Music (Music Education) and a Bachelor of Education (Instrumental Music) from the University of Toronto.
On Long Island, Dr. Tse has guest conducted the Atlantic Wind Symphony, served as co-chair of the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association Division 3 East Band Festival and has presented workshops for the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education. He is published in the Canadian Music Educators Association Journal and has adjudicated band festivals and conducted band workshops in Seattle.