Position: Assistant Director Admissions, Scholarships, Fundraising and Facilities
Office: C-550A HFAC
Dr. Mark Ammons, Assistant Director of the School of Music and Jazz Division Coordinator, received his Bachelor of Music degree at Brigham Young University in trombone performance, with a minor in French. He completed his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Southern California.
Prior to his administration at Brigham Young University, Dr. Ammons was both Music Department Chairman and Acting Dean of the Division of Fine Arts at Snow College, Ephraim, UT. He taught music courses and directed performing ensembles throughout the curriculum at Snow College, as well as music education courses for the extension of the Utah State University campus. Dr. Ammons’ current university teaching and administrative duties include oversight and administration of Admissions, Scholarships, Fundraising, and Facilities, directing the BYU Jazz Ensemble, and teaching Music Fundamentals and Introduction to Music classes.
Throughout his career, Dr. Ammons has performed as a professional trombonist as well as singer and actor. He has performed with the Utah Symphony, Utah Chamber Orchestra, Ballet West Orchestra, Utah Trombone Authority, Orchestra at Temple Square, Utah Premiere Brass, and as a freelance jazz and recording artist. He has been a featured soloist throughout the United States and Europe with the Utah Premiere Brass, the Contemporary Music Ensemble of USC, the University of Utah Trombone Ensemble, the Snow College Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony, and the Orchestra at Temple Square.
He has performed lead roles in operas, musicals, and plays including The Mikado, Die Fledermaus, The Barber of Seville, Enchanted April, Barefoot in the Park, and The Fall of the House of Usher. His recording and national/international broadcast experience includes multiple recordings and broadcasts with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Utah Trombone Authority, as well as local, regional, and national film scores and commercials.
DMA, University of Southern California
MM, University of Southern California
BM, Brigham Young University