Mark Ponzo is the Full Professor of Trumpet at Northern Illinois University and holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music.
Dr. Ponzo offers recitals and master classes, adjudicates at solo, ensemble, and field contests, and is in demand as a soloist and recording artist.
He has recorded four solo CDs for trumpet/cornet, a featured soloist on two additional CDs, is a Performing Artist for Conn-Selmer, Schilke and Dennis Wick, written over 30 trumpet method books published numerous transcriptions for solo trumpet.
“Mark Ponzo has the ideal sound and a flexible, expressive style” – American Record Guide
“His cornet playing is expressive and this recording gives us a fine and enjoyable listening experience” – Historic Brass Society