Mark Aldrich was recently appointed to the music faculty at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts. In addition to conducting Concert Band, he teaches courses in Computer Music Technology and Music Education. Prior to his appointment at Salem State, he held similar faculty positions at two colleges in Maryland and West Virginia.
He has also taught choral and instrumental music at high schools in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Colorado. After a tour of duty with the 33rd U.S. Army Band in Heidelberg, Germany, Aldrich went on to earn a Bachelor of Music from Keene State College in New Hampshire, a Master of Music from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting and Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dr. Aldrich has been active as a guest conductor of high school county and all-state honor bands in the mid-Atlantic region. He is a member of College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Massachusetts Music Educators Association, New England College Band Association, College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi professional music fraternities.