International Schools Choral Music Society

Mark Armstrong

ISCMS is simply awesome. Great music and people. A common goal of making beautiful music together.
Mark Armstrong, 2013
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Mark is a graduate of the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and has been Whole School Music Coordinator at the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) for the past 10 years. His passion is classical music, and the trombone. He has been teaching for over 20 years in UK, Bahamas, Tanzania, USA, Thailand and China. And yet his career to date has taken him down many unexpected roads. Whilst he has proudly performed in orchestras around he world, a large part of his playing career has been outside of classical music. He has played at festivals such as Glastonbury and WOMAD in UK; Caribbean Music Festival in the Bahamas; as well as numerous prestigious jazz festivals in the United States. In China much of his performance time is spent leading an interactive drum group, performing regularly on TV and in such special places as the Olympic Village during 2008.