Mark Chapman

Title: Drummer
Company: Art of Sound Improvisatory Independence Studio
Location: Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States

Mark Chapman, Drummer at the Art of Sound Improvisatory Independence Studio, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music instruction.
Born November 9, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas, to Lynn Chapman and Mary Jane Chapman, Mr. Chapman is a drummer and musical instructor, currently offering his expertise at the Art of Sound Improvisatory Independence Studio. He has shared his knowledge with the Texas A&M University-Commerce as an instructor of production and board operation and worked with the Art of Sound KDXE and KETR between 1986 and 1989. In addition, Mr. Chapman is a supporting member of KERA in Dallas, Texas. Throughout his professional life, he credits Dr. Billy Taylor, a piano player, as an inspiration, and additionally cites Kevin Singer as a mentor.
To bolster his skill set for his career pursuits, Mr. Chapman attended the Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010. In addition to his primary responsibilities, he has maintained affiliation with a number of professional organizations in his field, including Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, with which he is a life member, as well as the Jazz Education Network and the International Association for Jazz Education. In his free time, Mr. Chapman enjoys playing drums, listening to music, and watching documentaries pertaining to the subject of music.


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