A native of Florida, Mark Schweizer (b. 1956) received music degrees from Stetson University in Deland and the University of Arizona including a doctoral degree in vocal performance. He returned to teach at Stetson University followed by eight years at Louisiana College in Pineville. He has taught also at Austin-Peay University, Hopkinsville Community College and the University of the South.
As a bass-baritone, Schweizer has performed with regional opera companies across the country, in solo recital, and in oratorio including appearing as the bass soloist with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Schweizer is the president and editor of St. James Music Press, a partner with Clifford Hill in the Cliff Hill Music Company and is retired as a full-time church musician, his last position being Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
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