Campus Address: Rockwell Hall 203
Mark Hodges joined the Buffalo State faculty in 2009. Hodges is currently the Principal percussionist of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), a position he has held since 1998. During his tenure with the BPO, Hodges has been a featured soloist and performed and recorded for the National Public Radio shows Performance Today, SymphonyCast, and From the Top, as well as other NPR international broadcasts. In addition to the many recordings with the BPO, Hodges has performed and recorded with the Cleveland Orchestra including many under the direction of Pierre Boulez with the labels Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Teldec, and London.
Prior to his engagement with the BPO, Hodges held the position of Principal percussionist of the West Virginia Symphony, Principal percussionist of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and percussionist of the Erie (Pennsylvania) Philharmonic Orchestra. Other orchestral engagements include the Louisville Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Canton Symphony, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hodges is the founder of the Buffalo-based company Druminar, a corporate training and team building consulting firm employed by Fortune 500 companies, national banks, international manufacturing companies, and major non-profit corporations designed to teach both business managers and employees the value of highly functioning teams, resulting in increased levels of employee/team engagement and business performance. Druminar has been featured on CBS News and in many national newspapers.
As an artist/endorser for Zildjian cymbals and Pro-Mark drumsticks, Hodges has been a clinician, adjudicator, and lecturer throughout the United States including the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). He has served as the chair of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's players committee, and has been a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra board of Trustees, artistic committee, negotiating committee, and education committee.
Hodges received his bachelor of music in percussion performance from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and his master of music in percussion from the Cleveland Institute of Music.