Mark Alan Wade

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Mark Alan Wade
Born Marysville, Ohio
Origin Ohio, United States
Occupation(s) Musician, professor
Instruments Trumpet, hammered dulcimer
Website www.markalanwade.com

Mark Alan Wade is a professor of trumpet and hammered dulcimer player from Ohio, United States.

Biography[edit]

Mark Wade is a professional musician from Marysville, Ohio.[1] His primary musical and scholarly output is orchestral trumpet performance, wind ensemble conducting, dulcimer performance and pedagogy.[2] A well-rounded musician, Dr. Wade is a professor of music at Denison University where he teaches trumpet, music theory, dulcimer, and directs the Wind Ensemble. He first joined the faculty of Denison University as affiliate instructor of trumpet in August 2006. Since that time, Wade completed his D.M.A. in trumpet performance at The Ohio State University, where he studied with Timothy Leasure. Prior to his appointment as Graduate Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University, Wade received his Bachelor of Music from Ohio Wesleyan University (1999), studying trumpet with Dr. Larry Griffin, and his Master of Music from The Ohio State University. Wade won the D.M.A. Concerto Competition and appeared with the Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra as a soloist during the 2006/2007 season. His other trumpet teachers are William Adam (Indiana University), Richard Burkart (Ohio State University) and Adam Gordon (Fort Worth Symphony). Wade is a performing artist with Powell Trumpets, Elkhart Indiana.

Wade has performed on different occasions for Presidents William Clinton & George Bush Sr., Ross Perot, and the former U.S. Secretary of Defense, William S. Cohen. While pursuing his Master of Music, Wade toured Austria, Slovakia and Hungary as co-principal trumpet with the Classical Music Festival Orchestra of Eisenstadt, Austria. He also served at Second Trumpet of the Classical Music Festival Orchestra in the Summer of 2014.[3] During this tour, Wade performed two concertos for two trumpets along with Dr. James Bovinette and Dr. David Heller. In the genre of pops music, he has also performed with the Beach Boys and The Buckinghams.[4]

Dr. Wade is currently the principal trumpet of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, OH and the second trumpet player of the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra in Ohio.[5] He has also recently appeared with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. Wade also played principal trumpet on the Ohio State University Wind Symphony's new CD entitled "The Winds of Nagual" under the Naxos Records label.

In addition to his experience as a trumpet player, Wade is also an accomplished hammered dulcimer performer and teacher. In 1998, he won the Walnut Valley National Hammered Dulcimer Championship held in Winfield, Kansas.[6] His students include the 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015, National Hammered Dulcimer Champions. He can be heard on more than a dozen recordings; he has personally released six CDs and 4 method books published by Mel Bay, Inc.[7] In 2013, Wade performed in Taipei, Taiwan at the Cimbalom World Association Congress and at the National Taichung University in Taichung, Taiwan.[8]

Publications[edit]

Books Published by Mel Bay Publishers, Inc.:

Dirt Simple: Hammered Dulcimer, Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2013.

  • ISBN 978-078-668-550-9
  • Mel Bay Publications solicited me to write the dulcimer text to add to their traditional instrument series of beginners’ method books by the same "Dirt Simple" series name.
  • Includes an audio CD of repertoire and lessons.
  • Reviewed in Dulcimer Players News Journal, Winter 2014.

Killer Technique: Hammered Dulcimer, Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2013.

  • ISBN 9780786685134.
  • Mel Bay Publications solicited me to write the dulcimer text for their "Killer Technique" line of method books for traditional instruments.
  • Reviewed in Dulcimer Players News Journal, Winter 2014.

Easy Does It: Popular Jam Tunes You CAN Play, Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2011 & 2012.

  • ISBN 1610659678.
  • A collection of standard American fiddle tunes arranged for beginners and ornamented for advanced players.
  • E-Book published June, 2011; hard copy published June, 2012.

Harmony Time: Embellishments for Hammered Dulcimer, Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2012.

  • ISBN 9780786684427.
  • A music theory approach for hammered dulcimer geared to instruct readers on the American style of ornamenting and accompanying traditional folk melodies.
  • Includes an audio CD recording of all repertoire.
  • Peer review published in Bluegrass Unlimited 47, No. 9.

Journal Publications in Primary Performance Areas: Dulcimer and Trumpet

"Commissioning a Hammered Dulcimer Concerto." Dulcimer Players News Journal 41, no. 2 (Spring 2015): 31-35.

"Orchestral Hammered Dulcimer." Dulcimer Players News Journal 40, no. 4 (Fall 2014): 30-34.

"Congress Report from the Cimbalom World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan." Dulcimer Players News Journal 40, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 48-50.

"Ragtime: Fiddle Tune Interpretations." Dulcimer Players News Journal 39, no. 4 (Fall 2013): 18-21.

CD Review of "Tales from the Kingdom: A Bedtime Story for Children of All Ages" by Stephen Humphries, Dulcimer Players News Journal 39, no. 4 (Fall 2013): 44.

"Stick It to The Man: Sticking Solutions for Compound Meters." Dulcimer Players News Journal 39, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 24-27.

"Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks- Uncovering How We Learn." Dulcimer Players News Journal 39, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 18-19.

"Grass Roots CD- an Artist’s Statement." Dulcimer Players News Journal 38, no. 4 (Fall 2012): 48. • Solicited invitation for review by peers. • "Columbus Stockade Blues" track was included in the Quarterly compilation CD of favorably reviewed CDs.

Book Review of Hammering Out Music Theory: Lessons in Music Theory Designed Specifically for Hammered Dulcimer by Janet Harriman, Dulcimer Players News Journal 38, no. 4 (Fall 2012): 52.

"Elements of Swing: a Guide to Traditional American Music Styles." Dulcimer Players News Journal 38, no. 3 (Summer 2012): 14-17.

"Rearranging the Familiar." Dulcimer Players News Journal 38, no. 2 (Spring 2012): 16. • "Liberty Waltz" from my "Grass Roots" CD was included in the Quarterly compilation CD of favorably reviewed CDs.

"Now What?" Dulcimer Players News Journal 37, no. 4 (Fall 2011): 14-18.

"Adding Accompaniments to Melodies on Hammered Dulcimer." Dulcimer Players News Journal 37, no. 2 (Spring 2011): 30-35.

"Music 101- Hammered Dulcimer Accompaniment Patterns for Contemporary Music." Dulcimer Players News Journal 36, no. 3 (Summer 2010): 4-7.

"Learning the Language of Fiddle Tunes." Dulcimer Players News Journal 36, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 6-12.

"How to Plateau in Your Musicianship and Never Get Any Better." Dulcimer Players News Journal 36, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 66-69.

"Dulcimer 101: Expert Tips for All Dulcimer Players." Dulcimer Players News Journal 35, no. 4 (Fall 2009): 88. "Recording Your First Album: Considerations Before, During, and After Hitting the Record Button." Dulcimer Players News Journal 35, no. 3 (Summer 2009): 14-18.

"Achieving Music Literacy on the Hammered Dulcimer." Dulcimer Players News Journal 35, no. 2 (Spring 2009): 14-15.

"Pizza-wha? - Pizzicato Technique on Hammered Dulcimer." Dulcimer Players News Journal 34, no. 2 (Spring 2008): 30-32.

"When Dulcimers Fly." Dulcimer Players News Journal 33, no. 4 (Fall 2007): 41-45.

"Computer-Aided Learning." Dulcimer Players News Journal 33, no. 2 (Spring 2007): 9-16. Journal Publications Continued: International Trumpet Guild Journal • Membership of 5,000 with 56 countries represented.

"2009 Ohio Chapter International Trumpet Guild Conference Report." International Trumpet Guild Journal 85, no. 2 (March 2010): 85-86.

Wade, Mark. "An Annotated Bibliography of Current Research in the Field of the Medical Problems of Trumpet Playing." DMA Diss., The Ohio State University, 2008.

De Pue, Wallace. The Dulcimer Contest. Ed. Mark Wade. Bowling Green, Ohio: Picardie Court Productions, 2002.

Wade, Mark. T.N.T.: Tunes ‘n’ Techniques for Hammered Dulcimer. 7th ed. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 2001-2008.

Arrangements Published/Performed:

"Inisheer" by Thomas Walsh, Arranged for Hammered Dulcimer by Mark Wade. Published in Dulcimer Players News Journal Compilation CD: "Inisheer," from Grass Roots, by Mark Alan Wade. Included by invitation. Summer 2014.

"Hoedown" from Rodeo for Solo Dulcimer and Orchestra, by Aaron Copland, arranged by Mark Wade. Performed by The McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, Worthington, Ohio. June 2014.

"Carol of the Merry Gentlemen," Eighth Note Publications, Markham, ON Canada, Fall 2014. • According to the publisher, only 4% of unsolicited submissions were accepted in 2012, and 11% were accepted in 2013. They receive between 200 and 600 submissions a year on average. (email, September 28, 2014) • Performed by The Ohio State University Trumpet Ensemble, Tim Leasure, Director. Two performances at The Ohio State University School of Music’s Celebration Concerts, 2011. Mershon Auditorium. • Performed by the trumpet ensemble of Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH, 2012, and video posted on the Music Department webpage.

"Magnificent Seven," by Elmer Bernstein, arranged for trumpet ensemble, performed by the trumpet ensemble of the International Music Camp, Dunseith, North Dakota, July 2013.

"Concerto in D Major for Lute," by Antonio Vivaldi, transcribed and arranged by Mark Wade for hammered dulcimer and string orchestra. Performed with Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, September 2009.

"Le Coucou," by Claude Daquin for solo harpsichord, arranged for hammered dulcimer and orchestra by Mark Wade. • Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, September 2009. • Denison University Symphony Orchestra, December 2011.

Original Compositions Published:

"Sandstone," for trumpet quintet and percussion by Mark Wade. Performed by Denison University’s Trumpet Ensemble, April 2014. • Currently under review for printed publication by Eighth Note Publications, Markham, ON Canada.

"Liberty Waltz" published in Dulcimer Players News Journal 38, no. 2 (Spring 2012): 16. • As recorded on "Grass Roots" CD. • Published sheet music of my arrangement in the context of an article on arranging folk music for dulcimer.

Discography[edit]

Wade, Mark. "Grass Roots". Newark, Ohio, 2012.

The Ohio State Wind Symphony. Winds of Nagual. Franklin, Tennessee: Naxos, 2006.

[Principal Trumpet.]

Clepper, Randy, Mark Wade, et al. Hammer On!. Signal Mountain, TN: Signal Mountain Records, 2005.

[All original pieces arranged and co-written by Mark Wade. Hammered dulcimer and guitar.]

Miller, Lesley. Cookies ‘n’ Crème. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 2005.

[All traditional pieces arranged and studio engineered by Mark Wade. Mountain dulcimer, guitar, and keyboards.]

Wade, Mark. Serenade. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 2005.

[All classical pieces were transcribed for hammered dulcimer (and trumpet, track 13), and performed by Mark Wade.]

Mahler, Jenifer, and Kaysha King. Songs of Virtues. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 2004.

[All pieces produced and studio engineered by Mark Wade. MIDI sequencing, guitar.]

Mahler, David. Under the Hammer. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 2002.

[All traditional pieces arranged and studio engineered by Mark Wade. Mountain dulcimer, guitar, and keyboards.]

Wade, Mark, and Alex Depue. Silver Bells. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 2001.

[All pieces arranged by Mark Wade and Alex De Pue. Hammered dulcimer and electric bass.]

Wade, Mark. WAY Over the Waterfall. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 2000.

[All pieces arranged by Mark Kreis and Mark Wade. Hammered dulcimer.]

Markley, Craig. The Lone Raven. Delaware, Ohio: Lone Raven Music, 1999.

[Hammered dulcimer.]

Knisley, Deana. Crossroads. Marysville, Ohio: Apollo Studios, 1998.

[Hammered dulcimer.]

Wade, Mark. Just As I Am. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 1998.

[All pieces arranged by Mark Kreis and Mark Wade. Hammered dulcimer, guitar and mountain dulcimer.]

Wade, Mark. Foggy Mountain Favorites. Hilliard, Ohio: Blarney Stone Music, 1996.

[All pieces arranged by Mark Wade. Hammered dulcimer, guitar and keyboards.]

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