From an audience perspective
“Just attending one of Peter Mark’s Master Classes to observe is dazzling entertainment, like seeing a brilliant production of a great play. Peter is so brisk at diagnosis and prescription, so vivid, so kind, that your jaw keeps dropping: he worked a miracle on every singer in the class. No – better to say he guided them all to work their own miracles. Any young, unknown opera singer – and most of the famous old ones, I think – would find one of Peter’s Master Classes invaluable.”
-- Frank Dwyer -- Actor, director, playwright; former Literary Manager and Artistic Associate of the Mark Taper Forum
-- on attending his first Peter Mark Masterclass
"Dear Peter, Yesterday's masterclass under your brilliant leadership was truly an electrifying experience not only for me but for the participants and the audience. Your many talents and gifts were in full display while coaching the wide range of singers. It didn't matter what the level of development they were at you were able to communicate with them in such a compassionate manner that all responded to your recommendations without hesitation. Their willingness to do so was made possible by the atmosphere of respect and trust that you established from the very outset of the class. These singers are not going to meet many (if any) conductors like you, I say that without the slightest equivocation. Thank you for inviting me to join in these sessions from which I garner a vast amount of information, ideas and examples. I was enthralled yesterday and could hardly contain my joy when I left to go home."
-- Omega Medina: Senior Manager of Classical Music for the GRAMMY Awards for 12 years, on the Business Advisory Council of Young Musicians Foundation and Development Associate for close to 15 years. B.M cum laude from Hartt College of Music Univ. of Hartford and M.S. from The Juilliard School. Was selected to join the inaugural American Opera Center at Lincoln Center under the direction of Tito Capobianco.and John Houseman. Semi-finalist in the 1970 Tchaikovsky Voice Competition in Moscow. Sang the role of Mimi at the Aspen Music Festival under the direction of Walter Susskind & Leonard Slatkin. Gave recitals in Montreal for the Cultural Affairs Dept. Studied in Siena, Italy under Rose Bampton.