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Contact: Mark Anthony
Phone:   (512) 919-4453 
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Mark Anthony Cruz earned his Master of Music in guitar performance at Texas State   University - San Marcos where he is now professor of guitar. As a 
composer, Cruz has been published by Shawnee Press, Soundboard Magazine, MelBay, and Clear Note Publications and manages his own company, MAC Publications. He was the first-prize winner of the Austin Classical Guitar Society sponsored composition competition in 2006, '07, ’08 
and ‘10.  Besides fulfilling many commissions, Mark’s works have been performed by important artists around the world such as Adam Holzman, the 
Presti Trio, TxGQ and the Hanser-McClellan Duo.  As a performer, Mr. Cruz was a two-time feature artist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He was the 2nd 
prize recipient at the National Finger Picking Championship at Winfield , Kansas in 1993 and 2001.  He was a feature artist at the Eastfield Guitar 
Festival in Dallas, TX in 2008 and in the Classical Minds Guitar Festival in Houston, TX in 2009. Cruz's all-original CDs, Pequeñas 
Piezas para Mi Padre and Piezas Para El Mundo, have been featured on the internationally- syndicated 
radio program, ‘Classical Guitar Alive,’ hosted by Tony Morris.  Both CDs received positive reviews in the acclaimed classical guitar periodical, Soundboard.

“The music was 
wonderful and the guests commented on how great it sounded. Mr. Cruz was so 
professional and took control with little direction. It was great knowing I 
didn't have to worry about the ceremony music. Hiring him was such an easy decision 
for me…” - Jontel & Sean Moran