Mark Hilliard Wilson has an engaging approach to teaching and programing concerts that draws from the deep well of history and a desire to relate contemporary interests to universal themes.
Born in Palo Alto, California in 1965 his childhood was spent moving every two years from Minnesota to Holland, to Washington DC to Payette, Idaho before his parents finally found their slice of heaven in Boise, Idaho. Mark continued to travel to Bellingham, Rochester and visit other countries before finding his base in Seattle in 1995.
Mark founded the Seattle Guitar Orchestra in 2000 and became the cathedral guitarist at St. James Cathedral in Seattle 2006. He has taught at Whatcom Community College, Bellevue College, the Rosewood Guitar and is currently at the Holy Names Academy.
Mark's compositions are published by Seconda Prattica and performed widely. In the fall he leads small tours of Catalonia, Spain celebrating the major contributions of both well-known and obscure classical guitarists of the region while also savoring the food and delights in nature and villages of the region.
Mark has also ventured into acting as of late, playing the part of all-powerful guitar-wielding super being in the Star Trek fan series Egotastic Trek Ep.4 "The Oracle" written and produced by Matt Weiss.