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Mark Goodenberger

Mark Goodenberger, percussionist and composer, is the Director of Percussion Studies at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. As a specialist in Symphonic and Chamber music, he has worked with composers such as Steve Reich, Libby Larsen, Chen Yi, George Crumb, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Elliott Carter, Lou Harrison, Zhou Long, Tomas Svoboda, Forrest Pierce, Mark Polishook, and Chinary Ung, premiering many new works.


He is also active as a baroque specialist, performing the kettledrums with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Music Works, and Vancouver Early Music.


Mark is a Yamaha performing artist, a member of the Vic Firth Education team, and is proud to endorse the Goodenberger  G-LINE Mix marimba mallets made by Amy Putnam Mallets.


His music is published by Marimba Productions Inc, HoneyRock Publishing, and Wild Cheetah Productions. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Lewis and Clark College and a Masters of Music in Performance degree from the University of Michigan.

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