Mark Crim joined the faculty of ETBU in 2008 as Director of Bands. Mr. Crim is a versatile musician, with extensive experience conducting bands, orchestras, choirs and handbell ensembles. He taught previously at White Oak High School, where his bands were consistently recognized for quality performance.
A church musician, Mr. Crim serves as Director of Music Ministries at FIrst United Methodist Church in Marshall, after serving over twenty years in United Methodist Churches in Longview, Van and Bullard, Texas.
Mr. Crim is the Music Director for the Longview Area Youth Orchestras, and principal conductor of the Longview Area Youth Symphony Orchestra (LAYSO.)
He holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The University of Texas at Tyler, the Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from Stephen F. Austin State University, and has completed doctoral coursework at Boston University. His principal conducting teachers were Mel Montgomery, John Whitwell and Fred J. Allen. His trumpet teachers were Dr. Max Morley and Dr. Kenneth Muckelroy.
Mr. Crim is active in a number of professional groups, including the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Conductor's Guild and the College Band Directors National Association.
M.M. (Conducting), Stephen F. Austin State University;
B.M. (Music Education), University of Texas at Tyler
Additional graduate study, Boston University