Performing artist and music educator Mark Sophia is an active freelance musician and music teacher in New York City and New Jersey. He has graduated from Columbia Teacher’s College where he earned an Ed.M. in Music Education, Manhattan School of Music with an M.M in Music performance, and the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY with a B.M. in music performance. He has played internationally in Italy and England and performs locally with the Adelphi Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Kammermusiker Double Reed Ensemble, and Vocal productions NYC. In addition to coaching with the ISO, Mark teaches private woodwinds lessons for all ages and levels. On his journey through his musical career, Mark Strives to act as a music advocate and keep the music community healthy and vibrant.