Mark Reimer - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Mark Reimer

Department of Music

Mark Reimer

Distinguished Professor - Wind Studies
George and Mary Torggler Professor in Music; Director of Music

Ferguson Ctr 130
(757) 594-7074


  • DM in Conducting, Indiana University
  • MM in Conducting, University of Cincinnati
  • BM in Music Education, Drake University


Wind Conducting and Wind Literature


Wind Literature and Performing Arts Administration


Dr. Mark U. Reimer is Distinguished Professor of Music, the George and Mary Torggler Professor of Music, and Director of Music at Christopher Newport University. The 2011 recipient of the CNU Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, Dr. Reimer conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and wind literature. He serves frequently as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in the United States and abroad and has led the Wind Ensemble in international tours that have included performances in Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Scotland, and Slovenia. Dr. Reimer earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Drake University where he was voted “Most Outstanding Senior” by the music faculty, the Master of Music degree in wind conducting and literature from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he served as the Assistant Conductor of the CCM Brass Choir, and the Doctor of Music degree in wind conducting and literature from Indiana University, the first student to earn this degree. His conducting teachers include Ray Cramer and Don Marcouiller, and his brass teachers include Harvey Phillips and Sam Green. Dr. Reimer founded the Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education and has published articles in leading international journals, including the Journal of Band Research, Journal of the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators Journal, Research and Issues in Music Education, The Instrumentalist, Journal of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Alta Musica, and American Music Teacher. He is Past President of the College Division of the Virginia Music Educators Association, Past Province Governor of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and an accreditation visitation chair for the National Association of Schools of Music.

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