Mark Switzer

Besides having been an adjunct classical guitar teacher at FSC from 1984 until the present day, is also an Associate Professor of Music on the music/humanities faculty at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus.  He is a classical guitarist and has toured internationally as a soloist, performing in Austria, Canada, Italy, the former Soviet Union, and throughout the United States. He has several editions of guitar music published by Tuscany Publications, which are available through the Theodore Presser Publishing Company.

Mark has appeared as a duo partner with Pepe Romero in Europe and the United States, and has toured with the renowned Los Romeros Guitar Quartet and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra.  He has also performed locally as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Florida, the USF Orchestra, and the Florida Southern College Orchestra.  He has collaborated on a compact disc recording with oboist Amy Collins, featuring music for oboe and guitar, and also on a compact disc recording featuring music for solo guitar, guitar and voice and voice and piano.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Music degree from UNC Chapel Hill (1975), a Master of Music (1976) in classical guitar from the University of Miami, in Coral Gables and was granted the third DMA (1981) in classical guitar in the United States also from UM.