Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman

Composer, Author, Educator, and Performer

Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman is a Professor and Artist in Residence at Augsburg University and the double bass studio instructor at the University of Wyoming. As an ensemble leader, Mark directs the professional early music ensemble Wyoming Baroque. During the summer, Mark performs with Assisi Performing Arts in Assisi, Italy, and the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. Mark has an active background as an orchestral double bassist and was formerly the Director of Strings and Orchestral Studies at Sheridan College. He is the former Principal Double Bassist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the Mato Grosso Chamber Orchestra in Cuiabá, Brazil. He formerly served as a Professor of Music History and Ensemble Director at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

With Wyoming Baroque, Mark released three CDs, two featuring his original compositions for historically informed performers. Mark published two books about popular music pedagogy and authored multiple articles selected for publication with the peer-reviewed Online Journal of Bass Research. In 2022, the International Society of Bassists awarded him their Grand Prize in Research for his article about e-portfolio learning. Mark received the 2018 Performing Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council to recognize his work as a composer and performer. He earned his doctorate from George Mason University in 2015. He also holds degrees from Yale University, the Eastman School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music.