Mark Terenzi joined the faculty of Kean University in 1997, and served as chair from 1997- 2005. He studied piano at the Juilliard Pre-College Division, and holds the masters and doctorate in choral conducting from Indiana University. (As a pianist, he won the Young Artists Competition of the South Orange Symphony and performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with the orchestra.) Prior to his tenure at Kean, he taught at Rutgers University/Newark, William Paterson University, and Blackburn College of Illinois. Under his direction, the Kean University Concert Choir has doubled in size and has performed many major works with orchestra. They have given extensive tours throughout the U.S. as well as Montréal, QC. Dr. Terenzi founded and conducted Canticum Sacrum Singers in northern NJ, and has also directed the Bloomfield Chorale. He served as a judge and clinician for the ACDA HS Choral Festival, the Essex County Choral Festival and the North Jersey School Music Festival. Dr. Terenzi’s professional presentations include A World Choral Music Reading Session at NJMEA, Solving the Top Ten Choral Problems in the North Bergen Public Schools, and most recently Developing the College Music Program through Choral/Vocal Music at Capital University in Beijing, China. As our NASM representative, Dr. Terenzi led the Kean Conservatory of Music to two ten-year periods of full accreditation, 2000-2010 and 2010 to 2020.