Professor of Music Performance (Jazz Studies)
Director of Jazz Ensembles
Mark Buselli is director of jazz studies at Ball State University.
- 2010-11 BSU College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Arts Award
- Creative Renewal grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council in 2005
- Teacher of the year award in 2004 at Butler University
- Creative Vision award from NUVO in May, 2007
- ¨Top ten CD release of 2009 (Dec 09) in JAZZIZ magazine for "An Old Soul”
- ¨Top 100 CD of the decade (Jan 10) in Downbeat magazine for the Buselli/Wallarab
- Jazz Orchestra (BWJO) release of "Basically Baker"
- 2012 Jazz Times Critics poll as being one of the five finalists for Large Jazz Ensemble of the year (BWJO)
- 2016 Basically Baker vol. 2 release (BWJO) went to #17 on the national jazz charts
- A 2017 inductee to the Indianapolis Jazz Hall of Fame
Buselli has over forty arrangements published for big bands, brass ensemble, and piano/trumpet. He has nine recordings out as a leader on the Owlstudios and OA2 record labels. He has performed with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Slam Stewart to Natalie Cole, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and Ben Vereen. He has played for former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Buselli currently serves as education director of the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra in Indianapolis where he has created numerous educational opportunities for over fifty-thousand students with their relationship to Arts For Learning of Indiana. Mark was the featured trumpet soloist on the award winning short film “Claire and the Keys” released in 2015. Mr. Buselli graduated from Berklee School of Music in Boston and received his MM in jazz studies from Indiana University. While at Indiana he was awarded a Performers Certificate. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and the director of the jazz track for the Music For All Summer Symposium. Mark resides in Indianapolis with his wife Andrea and daughter Sophia.
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