Mark Bailey was a faculty member at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in Crestwood, New York for over ten years, conducting weekly and teaching composition, choral leadership techniques, and voice. He is widely published on topics pertaining to Orthodox liturgical music and leads frequent seminars on Orthodox music throughout the United States. Mr. Bailey also directs the Yale Russian Chorus, the New Haven Oratorio Choir, and the Westchester Concert Singers. His former positions include music director of the Manchester Symphonic Chorale, co-founder and director of the New England Benefit Orchestra, assistant conductor for the Heidelberg Castle Opera Festival, Heidelberg, Germany, and music director of the Festival Chamber Orchestra at Yale. Additionally, Mr. Bailey is a prolific composer of instrumental and choral/vocal music. Most of his compositions are written for Orthodox liturgy, and are sung in churches throughout North America and abroad. Mr. Bailey’s music performance degrees were earned at the Eastman School of Music (1984) and the Yale School of Music/Yale Institute of Sacred Music (1989), where he also studied liturgy and Russian.