Valade Fellow, Instructor of Trombone, Interlochen Arts Camp
Professor of Trombone, Penn State University
MM, Trombone Performance and Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music; BM, Trombone Performance from the Eastman School of Music; Certificate in Trombone Performance from Northwestern University
Mark Lancaster Lusk, Professor of Trombone, joined the Penn State faculty in 1986. Prior to his appointment, he enjoyed a varied career with such diverse groups as the Woody Herman Band, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players. He continues to have an active playing career as a soloist, clinician, and freelance musician. Professor Lusk has performed on Broadway in many shows, including the most recent production of Little Women. Professor Lusk’s performing and teaching have also taken him to South America. He has toured Chile as an artist/clinician. Lusk was also invited to Argentina as an artist/clinician, where he was the first trombone soloist in the history of the Teatro Colon. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Eastman School of Music and a performance certificate from Northwestern University. Lusk is a clinician for Courtois Trombones, and is published by Lyceum Press.