Mark Wait

Dean of Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University

Mark Wait

Mark Wait

Dean of Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University

Biography

Mark W. Wait
Dean; Martha Rivers Ingram Dean's Chair
Professor of Music

Mark Wait has been Dean and Professor of Music at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University since 1993. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the College of Music at the University of Colorado, where he also served, from 1985-93, as the executive assistant to the President.

Wait earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Wichita State University, his Master of Music degree at Kansas State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.

Wait served on the Country Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors in Nashville, Tenn., from 2001-05. He has served as National Vice President of the honorary music society, Pi Kappa Lambda, since 2003. He served a three-year term as Vice President of the National Association of School of Music (2009-12), and is currently serving a three-year term as President (2012-15).

As a concert pianist, Wait has presented more than 200 concerts in 25 states. In 1989, he was the pianist in a performance at Alice Tully Hall of Elliot Carter's Double Concerto for Piano, Harpsichord, and Two Chamber Orchestras, conducted by Robert Craft. In 1993, he recorded Igor Stravinsky's solo works for piano as part of Robert Craft's recorded cycle of the composer's complete works, and his recording of Stravinsky's Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra with Robert Craft and Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York has been issued on the MusicMasters label. Most recently, his recording with the Nashville Symphony of Elliott Carter's Piano Concerto (on the Naxos label) was nominated for a 2004 Grammy award for Best Classical Album, and Wait was a 2004 Grammy nominee for Best Instrumental Solo Performance with Orchestra for the same recording.
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Piano

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Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Sciences at Vanderbilt University

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Vice Provost, Research at Vanderbilt University

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Dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Executive Director, Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group at Vanderbilt University

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Interim Vice Chancellor, Investments at Vanderbilt University

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Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs & Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at Vanderbilt University

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Vice Chancellor, General Counsel & Secretary at Vanderbilt University

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Mark Wait
Dean of Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
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Bachelor of Music

Wichita State University is a public research university in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is the third-largest university governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Master of Music

Kansas State University, commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Kansas State is the oldest public university in the state of Kansas.It had a record high enrollment of 24,378 students for the Fall 2012 semester.Branch campuses are located in Salina and Olathe. Salina houses the College of Technology and Aviation. The Olathe Innovation Campus is the academic research presence within the Kansas Bioscience Park, where graduate students participate in research bioenergy, animal health, plant science and food safety and security.The university is classified as a research university with high research (RU/H) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Career History
Martha Rivers Ingram Dean's Chair
1993 - Current
Dean of Blair School of Music
Current

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly the intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry and equality, compassion and excellence in all endeavors.

Boards & Committees
President, Board of Directors
2009 - 2015
Member, Board of Directors
2001 - 2005
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