Mark Osborn, bass
Mark Osborn, conductor for the Norman Festival of Strings, teaches 5th grade beginning strings at Adams, Lakeview, Madison, and Truman Elementary Schools. He is also a team teacher with Norman North, Norman High and in the Middle Schools. Osborn earned his Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma. He also performs in the bass section with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. He is the co-founder of the OK Bass Bash, a bass camp that meets each summer for Middle School and High School students.
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Osborn was the Double Bass Instructor at the University of Oklahoma from 2002-2006. In 2001, Osborn was chosen as the Teacher Fellow for the Kennedy Center. He was able to study with members of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. He has been a bass player with the Lawton Philharmonic and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He has also participated in summer festivals at Waterloo, NJ; Chautauqua, NY; Hot Springs, AR; and Interlochen, MI.