Mr. Mark Reppert studied conducting, composition, piano, and music history at the University of Southern California, graduating with a degree in Music History. He received a master’s degree in Piano Performance from California State University, Chico, graduating with distinction.
Mr. Reppert began his teaching career in California in 1975. He taught all manner of music from kindergarten to adult, including band, orchestra, elementary music, college music appreciation, community choir, middle school and high school choir. Moving to Oregon in 1998, Mr. Reppert was director of choral music at North Medford High School. The award-winning choirs were an important part of the musical community, performing in many venues including the annual Renaissance Dinner. Mr. Reppert also served as music director for numerous musical theater productions at North, including Into the Woods, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Mr. Reppert retired from teaching in 2008 and is now an active musician in the Rogue Valley. He has served as music director at Camelot Theatre (Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Gypsy, Les Misérables) and as an accompanist throughout the valley. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by many groups throughout Oregon and California. He is also a choral adjudicator for both middle school and high school choir competitions.
Mr. Reppert is in his 15th year as director of Siskiyou Singers. During his tenure, the choir has performed many major works, such as the Chichester Psalms of Leonard Bernstein, the Mass in D of Dvořák, and the Coronation Mass of Mozart. Siskiyou Singers has also presented many world premieres of works by local composers.