Dr. Mark Marotto directs the choral program at Lone Star College-Montgomery where he also serves as Chair of Music and Dance, and International Faculty Fellow. He was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Woodlands Chorale.
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Marotto has lived and worked in several countries throughout Europe and North America. During his eight years in Switzerland, he served as Artistic Director of Le Louverain, a summer choral festival in Neuchâtel, and he conducted several ensembles including the Bern University Chorus, Le Motet de Genève and the Lausanne Youth Choir. More recently, he served as artistic director of the Houston Cecilia Chamber Choir and the Windsor Classic Chorale in Canada.
Dr. Marotto completed his doctorate in choral conducting at the University of Michigan, and he has published on collective virtuosity, or peak performance in groups. Currently, his research focuses on arts integration in global education. He also holds a masterís degree in orchestral conducting from the National Music University of Bucharest, Romania and a bachelorís in music, summa cum laude, from Duke University. Dr. Marotto is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Choral Directorís Association, Chorus America, the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directorís Association, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization where he serves on the National Board.