Mark C. Graf earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Master of Music in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying from the University of Illinois, where he studied with John Wustman.
He has conducted opera productions for Florida Grand Opera, Toledo Opera, Edmonton Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Nashville Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Birmingham, Opera Delaware, Washington Summer Opera, August Opera, Shreveport Opera, and the New York City Opera National Company. Previous appointments have included Florida Grand Opera’s Resident Associate Conductor and Director of its Young Artist Studio, Metropolitan Opera Auditions adjudicator, and Music Coordinator and Rehearsal Pianist for Pittsburgh Opera.
Locally, Mr. Graf has led several Alexandria Area Arts Association productions, including Music Man, Into the Woods. White Christmas, and Willie Wonka.