Mark Hayes (composer)

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Mark Hayes (born March 28, 1953) is an American composer and arranger. His predominant output is of choral music in the Christian sacred music and gospel music genres.


Hayes was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. After receiving a bachelor's degree in piano performance from Baylor University, he entered a career in composing and arranging music.[1]

Hayes' influence in the sacred choral and piano genres have brought him international recognition.


Hayes has written numerous choral arrangements of sacred music. 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.

In 2004, Hayes premiered a contemporary setting of the ancient hymn Te Deum, set for choir and soloists.[2]


  1. ^ About Mark Accessed April 3, 2010
  2. ^ WBU News Release: Composer will premiere commissioned piece Accessed April 3, 2010

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