Mark Wait


Chair, ACCPAS Commission on Accreditation
Term ends June 2019

Mark Wait has been Dean and Professor of Music at the Blair School of Music at Vander­bilt University since 1993. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the College of Music at the University of Colorado, where he also served, from 1985 to 1993, as the executive assistant to three University presidents. As a concert pianist, Wait has pre­sented over 200 concerts in 25 states. He was the pianist in Robert Craft’s recorded cycle of Igor Stravin­sky’s complete works, and, in 1989, he was the pianist in a performance at Alice Tully Hall of Elliott Carter’s Double Concerto for Piano, Harpsichord, and Two Chamber Orchestras, conducted by Robert Craft. As dean of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, Wait is the chief academic and executive officer not only of the School’s collegiate program, but also of a precollegiate and adult music education program that enrolls 650 students in a broad array of classroom and performance instruction. In addition, Wait has been an active member of civic arts advisory councils in Boulder, Colorado, and Nashville, Tennessee.

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Posted July 2016