Mark Sloss has had a wide ranging career at the crossroads of fine arts and business, seeking opportunities to integrate the fundamentals of sustainable business and philanthropy with music and the public interest. In addition to more than twenty years in financial services, Mr. Sloss has been a woodwind performer, teacher, composer, recording engineer and producer, business owner and active participant in a number of not-for-profit efforts including Sinfonietta Nova.
Mr. Sloss received his Bachelors of Music from the Northwestern University School of Music, where he studied clarinet performance, composition, and advanced technologies in music. His teachers include Donald Ambler, Bass Clarinetist, Denver Symphony Orchestra; Clark Brody, Principal Clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and Russell Dagon, Principal Clarinet, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in master classes and taken instruction with Anthony Gigliotti, Principal Clarinet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Robert Marcellus, Principal Clarinet, Cleveland Orchestra. His music specialties include single-reed instruments, composition, recording and MIDI technology.
He serves as faculty and a trustee at the Eastern Conservatory of Music & Arts, jointly founded the Camerata Atlantica with conductor David Hattner, and is a founding member of the Daniel Bonade Clarinet Quartet.