Mark W. Plummer

Associate Professor of Musicplummer

Office Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 413
Telephone: 630-844-5152
Fax: 630-844-5242
Email Address: mplummer@aurora.edu

I’m very excited to be a part of the Aurora University Music Department! I love teaching music history and sharing with my students compelling stories about music and how it has played a part in shaping our world.

Education
D.A. Music (Choral Conducting and Opera Direction) - University of Northern Colorado
M.M. Music (Voice Performance) Roosevelt University
B.M.E. - Music Education - South Dakota State University

Areas of Specialization
Music History
Conducting
Jazz
20th Century American Music

Courses Taught
University Chorale
Music History
Arts and the Human Experience
American Music

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Journal Article - Essential Jazz Recordings, Soundings: The Official Publication of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, Volume XXXV, No. 1
Clinician and Conductor in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming
Playing jazz bass with Tom "Bones" Malone from the Blues Brothers Band and legendary saxophonist and Ray Charles sideman, David Newman.  

Other Interests
Playing, singing, and listening to jazz
Family Time
The Cubs and the Packers