Mark Mobley

Co-Director - Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space (ACES)

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Mark Mobley is a writer, editor, producer, arts consultant and performer. Over the course of 20 years he worked in various capacities for NPR, serving as musical head of the daily classical music program Performance Today when it won its Peabody Award.

Called "informative, pop-culturally aware and breezily irreverent" by The Washington Post, he has appeared as a lecturer and performer with the Baltimore Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Virginia Arts Festival, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Washington Performing Arts Society, Master Chorale of Washington, Classical Revolution RVA and pianists Bruce Brubaker and David Robbins.

Mobley is a winner of the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for distinguished music journalism for his work at The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, a graduate of the Florida State University (B. Mus., percussion) and Peabody Conservatory (M. Mus., music criticism) and a fellow of the Pew Charitable Trusts' National Arts Journalism Program.

He is the author and music programmer of What Color is Your Brother? — a documentary play with string orchestra about race in Macon, Ga. produced by Mercer University, the McDuffie Center for Strings and Theatre Macon. He is also the writer and producer of Peter and the Wolf: A Special Report, an album featuring the Virginia Symphony, conductor JoAnn Falletta and the hosts and correspondents of All Things Considered and other NPR programs.