Mark Eichner is in his 31st year as conductor and trumpet instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he conducts the UW-Parkside Wind Ensemble and the UW-Parkside Community Band, an ensemble he founded in 1990. Since 2002, he has been the Music Director and Conductor of the Racine Concert Band, only the tenth band to be awarded the Sudler Scroll, awarded to community bands for outstanding artistic merit. In 1994, he received a UW Regent’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He served as Chair of the Music Department 1998-2007. As a trumpeter, he performs regularly in the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra and in the chamber music performances of BrassWorks. He has performed in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Florentine Opera, Present Music, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, the Milwaukee Bach Society, the Bel Canto Chorus and Orchestra, the Skylight Opera, the Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, the Pamiro Opera of Green Bay, the Milwaukee Choristers, the Round Top Festival Orchestra, the Green Lake Festival Orchestra, Music by the Lake, and the Racine, Kenosha, and Waukegan Symphony Orchestras. In 1993, BrassWorks performed at the prestigious Dame Myra Hess concerts in Chicago, broadcast nationally by WFMT-FM, and they have assisted in tour performances of the Canadian Brass. Professor Eichner earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the University of Texas. He studied conducting with Thomas Lee and Robert Reynolds and trumpet with Frank Elsass and Richard Metzger. Prior to his appointment at UW-Parkside, Mr. Eichner taught at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and in the Austin, Texas public schools.