Mark Popeney (b. 1982, San Diego, CA) is a Boston-based composer whose music spans many styles and media, from the concert stage to musical theater. His music has been performed by Ensemble Signal, the USC Thornton Symphony, the Tuscaloosa New Music Collective, the Harvard University Fellows, and more.
As Professor of Music and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, MA, Mark teaches music theory, composition, and music technology. As chair, Mark led the revitalization of BHCC’s music program, shaping BHCC into the premiere two-year music program in the Boston area.
Mark received his Doctor of Music Arts from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Stephen Hartke and Donald Crockett. Mark earned his master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, and his bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the University of California, Berkeley. Mark’s research activities include contemporary music theory pedagogy, the relationship between politics and music, and student learning outcomes assessment.
Mark is an avid singer, guitarist, producer, and pop songwriter. He currently performs with the Boston-area indie ska-pop band The Slackademics, and was previously a founder member of the Los Angeles-based alternative rock group Dream Hydra.