Mark Vanderpoel is a native of San Diego, California and a former member of the San Diego Symphony, in addition to various orchestras and chamber groups in the Baja California area of Mexico. He has attended the University of California San Diego, where he studied under the direction of Bertram Turetzky. After UCSD, Mark attended the University of Southern California and later, received a Master’s Degree from the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied with Charlie Hayden and Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz. Now living in New York City, Mark works extensively on and off Broadway. Credits include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Jane Eyre, Amour, See What I Wanna See, Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls as well as many others. In addition, Mark has been performing on the rock-and-roll circuit with David Johansson and Clay Aiken. In the summer of 2010, he had the privilege of performing for President Obama and assembled dignitaries in “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House,” which was later televised nationally on PBS.
Other credits include the American Symphony Orchestra, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Nancy Sinatra, Sir Cliff Richard, Audra McDonald, Rob Evans and the Moody Blues’ World Festival Orchestra.