Mark Tate (percussion, Percussion Ensemble) received a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Music in Performance from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. While in St. Louis, Mark was an extra-percussionist in the St. Louis Symphony and was a student of Rich O'Donnell and John Kasica, both members of the St. Louis Symphony. He also was percussionist with the Mighty Mississippi Concert Band and the Gateway Festival Orchestra. Mark has performed as percussionist with the Louisville Orchestra and is currently percussionist with the Lexington Philharmonic (KY). He teaches privately in his studio in Louisville and at the following institutions: Indiana University Southeast, Bellarmine University, and Georgetown College (KY).