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.
Drawing upon an early love of music, Mark Chapman recalls watching famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong perform on television during Mr. Chapman’s formative years in the 1950s and early 1960s. Enthralled with music since that time, he was equally influenced by “The Gene Krupa Story,” a film that he watched at his grandmother’s house at the age of 6. Inspired to pursue drumming after watching the film, he has served as a talented drummer over the past 50 years, and has also cemented his love for music with his career path.
Currently, Mr. Chapman excels as the owner of the Art of Sound Improvisatory Independent Studio in Sulphur Springs, Texas, in which he does jazz recording for his “Art of Sound” musical ventures. Prior, he served KDXE and KETR at Texas A&M University with the “Art of Sound,” where he also flourished as an instructor of production and board operation. Over the course of the three decades that he has been advocating for “Art of Sound,” Mr. Chapman is especially proud of his involvement in the American music industry, as well as music education. He is notably a lifetime member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, as well as a member of the Jazz Education Network and the International Association for Jazz Education.
Supported by a wealth of experience, Mr. Chapman earned a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University in 2010, and continues to support his local music industry through his affiliation with KERA in Dallas, Texas. Ultimately, he hopes to continue relaying his expertise of music to others, particularly students, and introducing the younger generations to the wonderments of jazz music. Likewise, he would also like to ease into a well-deserved retirement. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing the drums and watching musical documentaries.
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