J. Mark Scearce is the Director of the Music Department at NC State. Prior appointments were on the music faculties of the Universities of Hawaii, North Texas, and Southern Maine, among others. With sixty active titles in his catalogue, including musical settings of more than a hundred and twenty texts, Scearce's many works for orchestra, band, chorus, opera, chamber, and ballet have been performed throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. The recipient of five advanced degrees in music, philosophy and religion, including the doctorate in composition from Indiana University, Scearce has won six international music competitions and his music honored by the Wellesley Composers' Conference, the June in Buffalo Festival, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ucross, and the American Music Center. Scearce currently has seven works commercially available on compact disc on the Delos, Warner Bros, Capstone, Centaur, Albany, and Equilibrium labels, and on a Sony 4-channel SACD available online at frystreetquartet.com.
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