Bacon joined the Cape Ann
Symphony as principal trumpet in 2000 and served the orchestra
in this position until 2013. He has also performed as
principal trumpeter of The
Lexington Symphony, The
Massachusetts Symphony, and The
Cape Symphony. He frequently works with vocal soloists,
organists, pianists, and choral ensembles including: Neponset Chorale,
Sacred Choral Artists, and the Chatham Chorale.
music performances include Boston Brass, Bala Brass, BBQ Brass
Quintet, and other groups. To honor veterans, Mark has been
performing "Taps" for thousands of heros since 1980 and has provided triumphal music at
weddings since 1983. As
a trumpet soloist, Mark has appeared with the Cape Ann Symphony, at
Gordon College, The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Methuen Memorial
Music Hall, Saint Anthony's Shrine in Boston, and the Cathedral of St.
Peter and St. Paul in Providence.
A graduate of the Walnut Hill School, and an alumnus of The Tanglewood Institute, and Phillips Academy Andover, Mark recieved his Bachelors of Music and Philosophy degree (magna cum laude) from The University of Massachusetts, and his Master of Music degree from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana.
the trumpet instructor at Gordon College (1997-2001), and Atlantic Union
College (2008-13) he was also the trumpet
instructor/artistic director of the Groton Brass Ensemble at The Groton
School from (1999-2013). He has an active roster of outstanding private students and his
recordings can be found on film, television, and compact disc.