Mark Hayes (composer)
|Alma mater||Baylor University|
|Occupation||Composer, arranger, conductor, concert pianist|
|Known for||Choral & piano arrangements of sacred music, works regularly featured at ACDA, MENC & Chorus America conventions|
|Awards||Recurring recipient of the Standard Award from ASCAP, Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year in 1986|
Hayes was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. After receiving a bachelor's degree in piano performance magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1975, he entered a career in composing and arranging music.
Hayes' influence in the sacred choral and piano genres have brought him international recognition.
Hayes has written numerous choral arrangements of sacred music and has more than 1,000 publications. He has also published several books of arrangements for solo singers and solo piano, including 10 Christmas Songs for Solo Voice, 10 Spirituals for Solo Voice, and 10 Hymns and Gospel Songs for Solo Voice.
He is a recurring recipient of the Standard Award from ASCAP, and was given the Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year in 1986. He also received the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music from Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies.
- "Mark Hayes". www.lorenz.com. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- MarkHayes.com: About Mark Archived 2010-07-23 at the Wayback Machine Accessed April 3, 2010
- WBU News Release: Composer will premiere commissioned piece Accessed April 3, 2010