Mark Zielinski

Phone: (443) 257-5403
Office: Music, Paul Creative Arts Center, Durham, NH 03824
Mark Zielinski

Mark Zielinski currently serves as Senior Lecturer of Music Education at the University of New Hampshire. Having taught music at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels, Mark is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. He is a past board member of the Maryland Music Educators Association and a current New Hampshire Music Educators Association member. In addition to teaching and conducting, Mark remains active as a trumpet player. He performs regularly as a member of the New Sousa Band, which tours throughout the U.S.He has also performed with the Maine State Ballet, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Regal Brass Quintet, Columbus Pro Musica, and Bloomington Pops Orchestra. In 1993 Mark was selected as runner-up in the International Trumpet Guild’s Mock Orchestra Audition Competition. His trumpet teachers include Jeff Christiana, Charles Gorham and Stephen Burns, and has studied conducting with Stephen W. Pratt, Ray E. Cramer and Keith Brion. A native of Indiana, Mark received a Bachelor of Music Education and Performers Certificate from Indiana University as well as a Master of Music in trumpet, with a cognate field in Wind Conducting from the same institution.


  • M.M., Music, Indiana University
  • B.M.Ed., Indiana University

Research Interests

  • Conducting
  • Music education
  • Trumpet

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 500: Exploring Teaching
  • EDUC 694A: Supervised Teaching/Music
  • MUED 749: Tech & Methd Brass Instruments
  • MUED 749/849: Tech & Methd Brass Instruments
  • MUED 765: Instrumental Music Methods
  • MUED 765/865: Instrumental Music Methods
  • MUED 791: Teachng Secondary School Music
  • MUED 791/891: Teachng Secondary School Music
  • MUED 891: Teaching Secondary Schl Music
  • MUSI 401: Introduction to Music
  • MUSI 453: Symphonic Band
  • MUSI 557: Trumpet
  • MUSI 757: Trumpet
  • MUSI 857: Trumpet

Selected Artistic Activities

UNH Facutly Brass Quintet: Dartmouth Graduate and Advanced Studies Investiture (2019).

UNH Faculty Brass Quintet: Dartmouth Thayer School Investiture (2019).

UNH Faculty Brass Quintet: NHTI Ceremony (2019).

UNH Faculty Brass Quintet: UNH Law School Commencement (2019).

Brass Ensemble Performance: St. John's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth NH (2019).

Conductor in Residence, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, ME (2019).

Guest Clinician and Conductor: Coe Brown High School Band, Northwood, NH (2019).

NHMEA All-State Chamber Music Festival: Guest Conductor and Clinician (2019).

Performance (trumpet): "The Art of the Sousa March" at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference, Chicago, IL (2018).

Performance with The New Sousa Band: The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference, Chicago, IL (2018).