Mark Emery serves as principal trumpet of Vermont Symphony where he has performed as a soloist in Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets, Barber’s Capricorn Concerto, as well as Shostakovich’s Concerto for Piano (and Trumpet) under Jaime Laredo with celebrated pianist Gloria Chen. Additional positions include assistant principal of Vista Philharmonic (formerly Orchestra of Indian Hill), principal trumpet of Opera North (NH), and acting principal of the Gainesville Orchestra (FL).
Mark’s early orchestral experience came playing as a substitute for the Oregon Symphony under James DePreist, including many tours as well as recording Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome for the DELOS label. He also toured internationally with Star Wars in Concert, hosted by Anthony Daniels, of C3PO fame.
Since attending New England Conservatory as part of the Honors Brass, Mark has performed extensively with Boston Ballet, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Albany Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Portland (ME) Symphony, Odyssey Opera, Cape Symphony, and New Bedford Symphony.
Mark’s work as a substitute/extra with the Boston Symphony include many performances at Carnegie Hall and Tanglewood under Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, and Andris Nelsons, and recording under maestro Andris Nelsons (2017- Shostakovich Festive Overture). With the Boston Pops, Mark’s experiences include many national tours, Fourth of July broadcasts, MLB and NHL World Series and playoff performances, and multiple appearances on PBS Great Performances. Mark recorded with the Boston Pops Brass under John Williams for the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park, and has also represented the Boston Pops in news broadcasts, chamber music performances, and in private events around the country with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra.
Mark is also active as a chamber musician. He gave celebrated performances of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat with Providence Ballet, as well as with members of the Boston Symphony for Jordan Hall’s “First Monday” series. Mark performed alongside Branford Marsalis as a soloist with the White Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and has recorded the music of John Zorn and Iannis Xenakis with Callithumpian Consort, under pianist Stephen Drury. He has performed with Empire Brass Quintet and has performed and recorded with Huntington Brass, Triton Brass, Innovata Brass, and New England Brass ensembles.
Mark teaches at Tufts University in Medford, MA, and in the Wayland, MA school system. His playing can be heard on the following labels: ARSIS AUDIO, DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON, DELOS, BRIDGE RECORDS, MODE RECORDS, and STILLWATER DIGITAL.