As an ensemble director, I lead the Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra and the Sheridan College Viol Consort. I formerly lead the modern music ensemble at George Mason University (M3E). M3E performed music of our time, most of which was written by living composers. In 2014, M3E presented a program and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

Mark Elliot Bergman conducting the Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra performing Verdi

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Mark Elliot Bergman directing the M3E (Mason Modern Music Ensemble) 
in a performance of Kyle Kindred's Little Dream Spiders on November 21, 2014 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

I was fortunate to study conducting with very gifted instrumental conductors and educators. These artists include Lawrence Leighton Smith (Yale), Donald Hunsberger (Eastman) and Anthony Maiello (George Mason University). Although I was never a conducting major, these mentors trained me and helped me develop as an instrumental ensemble leader. I continue to be inspired by their example and use the wisdom and musical perspective I gained on a daily basis.