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Mark Hodges

Hodges_Mark_web.jpgMark Hodges is currently the Principal percussionist of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 1998. In addition to his position with the BPO, Hodges also is a member of the percussion faculty at the State University of New York, Buffalo State College.

Prior to his engagement with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Hodges held the position of Principal percussionist of the West Virginia Symphony, Principal percussionist of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and percussionist of the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra in Pennsylvania. He has performed and recorded with the Cleveland Orchestra. Other orchestral engagements include the Louisville Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Canton Symphony, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hodges is the founder of the Buffalo-based company Druminar, a corporate training and team building consulting firm employed by Fortune 500 companies, national banks, international manufacturing companies, and major non-profit corporations designed to teach both business managers and employees the value of highly functioning teams, resulting in increased levels of employee/team engagement and business performance. Druminar has been featured on CBS News and in many national newspapers.

Hodges received his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and his Master of Music in Percussion from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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