Austin Artists Series | Songs and S’mores by the Shore | Guest Musician Mark Anthony Cruz
June 18, 2022 7:30 pm
Mark Anthony Cruz earned his M. M. in guitar performance at Texas State University, San Marcos, where he has been professor of guitar for 18 years.
As a composer, Cruz has been published by Shawnee Press, Soundboard Magazine, MelBay and Clear Note Publications while managing his own company, MAC Publications. He was the first prize winner of the ACG sponsored composition competition in 2006, '07, '08, '10 and '17. He has received several commissions from large institutions, DMA students and private artists. Mr. Cruz's Triptych for solo guitar has been performed internationally by guitar virtuoso Adam Holzman. Such notable artists as the Presti Trio, TxGQ and the Hanser/McClellan Duo have also performed his work in addition to numerous high schools and universities across the country and abroad.