Since the early 1980’s, Mark Adamo has taught musical ensembles of diverse styles and at varied educational levels. He is the orchestra director at Kellogg Middle School and at Shorecrest High School. His many teaching positions have included elementary, middle school and high school orchestras; middle school and high school concert bands, marching bands, and jazz bands; middle school and high school choir; collegiate marching band; and competitive junior drum and bugle corps. He has provided instructional services for the Port Townsend, Northshore, and Shoreline school districts, as well as the Central Washington University Marching Band, the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps, the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Adamo is much sought after as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout Washington State. In addition to his teaching duties, Mark has served two terms on the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) Board of Directors, and was inducted into the WMEA Hall of Fame in February 2018. In October, Mr. Adamo was recognized by Central Washington University as the 2018 Honored Alumnus in the College of the Arts & Humanities: Music Department. He is the drummer for the North Sound Jazz Band, and his hobbies include reading, studying jazz drum set, and travelling with his wife, Kate Labiak. Kate and Mark live in Edmonds with two wonderfully mischievous American shorthair cats.