Mark Konewko
Dr. Mark KonewkoMarquette University

Varsity Theatre, 016M

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America

Professor of Practice


University Carillonneur and Director of the University Chorus and Chamber Choir

University Carillonneur, Director of the University Chorus and Chamber Choir
Professor of Practice
Department of Digital Media and Performing Arts


Ph.D. Cardinal Stritch University
MBA Cardinal Stritch University
Certificate of Excellence in Carillon University of Utrecht; Amersfoort, The Netherlands
M.Mus in Organ Performance, American Conservatory of Music

Courses Taught

Music Appreciation
Carillon Discovery
Business of Music
Music Technology
University Chorus
Chamber Choir

Research Interests

Presented and published research in Vilnius, Lithuania, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Athens, Greece. These scholarly works include current technologies and its effect on the choral art of Eric Whitacre, nanosculptures of Jonty Horwitz, and the compositional style of Olivier Messiaen. I enjoy the orthodox and the innovative specializing in early Italian organ music, carillon development, the American folk music tradition, music for theater and film, and twentieth century performance art.

Professional Experience

Directed choirs and performed on organ and carillon nationally in America and internationally in Germany, The Netherlands, France, and Italy. Most recent compositions include music for the theatrical productions of Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cherry Orchard, and As You Like most recently the new time strike, Joan of Arc, at MU.

Professional Affiliations

Vice-President of the String Academy of Wisconsin
Academic member of the Visual and Performing Arts Research Unit for ATINER Athens Institute for Education and Research; Athens, Greece
Member of the American Guild of Organists
Member of the North American Guild of Carillonneurs
Member of American Choral Director Association
President of the Marcel Duchamp Memorial Players
Composer in Residence for Theater by Design

Honors and Awards

Gold Medal of Recognition, Grande Maestro, Badia Tedalda, Italy


Recipient of the Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Grant

Performances and Film Screenings

The Director of Music and Liturgy at Saint Eugene Congregation in Fox Point
Peer reviewer of scholarly articles for ATINER publications; Athens, Greece
Peer reviewer of scholarly articles for Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Film: Music for Carillon No. 5 by John Cage. Joe Brown, filmmaker Beneath the Bells of Marquette. CBS story on the MU Carillon
For the Second Time in 50 Years ABC coverage of the new MU Time Strike

Why Marquette

The philosophical direction of discovery of self through knowledge, faith, and leadership is an objective that energizes my teaching and research. The students and vitality at MU is conducive to learning. Also, Marquette has a carillon!