Dr. Mark Di Pinto
Pianist Mark Di Pinto has studied with Douglas Guiles, Ann Schein, and Nelita True and has been awarded top prizes in various state and local competitions, including the E. R. Davis Competition, for the GLMTA Concerto Competition, the Henri Carol Memorial Competition, the Miriam Shields Gottlieb Young Pianists Memorial Competition, the Yardumian Ensemble Competition, and the MSMTA Festival Competition. Additionally he has performed in master classes for George Crumb, Claude Frank, Philip Jenkins, and Phillip Kawin.
Dr. Di Pinto attended Washington Adventist University, where he was piano soloist with the New England Youth Ensemble. He has performed with them all across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Russia, South Africa, and the Middle East in venues including Carnegie Hall, Capetown City Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. In 2005 he premiered Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse’s African Suite for two pianos and orchestra in Carnegie Hall.
Dr. Di Pinto completed his masters degree and doctorate at the Eastman School of Music. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Washington Adventist University. In addition to teaching piano, his responsibilities include accompanying and teaching music theory and ear training.