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Music educator

Mark Edward Ballora, music educator. Named Regents scholar, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980-1984, Max Stern fellow in Music, McGill University, 1995-1998; grantee, Pennsylvania State University, 2001-2002.


Ballora, Mark Edward was born on May 19, 1962 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Paul Edward Ballora and Judith Schmidt.


Bachelor in Theatre Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984. MM in Music Technology, New York University, 1995. Master of Arts in Music Composition, New York University, 1996.

Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2000.


Computer graphics operator Lehman Brothers American Express, New York City, 1985—1992. Graduate assistant New York University, 1992—1995. Music specialist Brooklyn Music School, Brooklyn, 1993—1995.

Instructor McGill University, Montreal, 1998—2000. Associate professor Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 2000.


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    • Author: (textbook) Essentials of Music Technology, 2002. Composer: In and Around Your House, 1987, 9 Songs, 1988, Heart Rhythms: Healthy, 2002, (animated film series) Paradise Workshop, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Married Jui-Chih Agatha Wang.

Paul Edward Ballora

Judith Schmidt

Jui-Chih Agatha Wang.