Mark WeiserMark Lanz Weiser is a composer of opera and concert music. His music has been described as “brilliantly expressive” (Washington Post), “potent and well-made” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “ravishing” (San Jose Mercury News).  Awards include the ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize, the Ithaca College International Heckscher Composition Prize, and the NATS National Art Song competition. He has held residencies at the Yaddo colony in New York and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and his music has been published by Boosey & Hawkes, Editions Bim International Music Publishing and MusicSpoke.

Mark Lanz Weiser received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance and master’s degree in composition from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently Assistant Professor in Composition and Director of Undergraduate Music Theory at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.