Department: Music


Office: Bixler
Phone: 207-859-5670
Fax: 859-5635

Mailing Address

5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856


  • Education: Interlochen Arts Academy, (1998)
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music – B.M., (2002)
  • Mannes College of Music – M.M., (2005)

Areas of Expertise

  • Trumpet
  • Composition
  • Ensemble Direction

Professional Information

Mark Tipton is an alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (B.M.), the Mannes College of Music (M.M.), and the 2005 Henry Mancini Institute at UCLA.  Mark has studied privately with Vincent Penzarella of the New York Philharmonic, Jack Sutte of the Cleveland Orchestra, Roy Poper of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Charley Davis of the late Buddy Rich Big Band.  He has performed with such artists as: Yves Abel, Ray Barretto, Vassar Clements, Quincy Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Doc Severinsen, and John Williams.  Well-known as a stylist, he has studied Classical, Jazz, Latin, and World Music, and performs over 150 concerts a year.  A dedicated music educator, Mark teaches students of all ages at the Portland Conservatory of Music and at his private studio in South Portland.  He is also a composer, poet, vocalist, chef, hiker, swimmer, and record collector.

Courses Currently Teaching 2012-2013

MU191 N1 Lessons: Credit
MU191 N2 Lessons: Credit
MU193 K Applied Music: Ensemble for Credit