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Mark Stone

Oakland University
Assoc. Prof. of Music
Mark Stone is Associate Professor of Music at Oakland University, where he coordinates the world music and percussion programs. He is also the Arts Area Leader for the OU/Pontiac Initiative and a member of the Pontiac Arts Commission. Through the OU/Pontiac Initiative, Mark recently launched the "Soul Food" Concert Series as well as a yearly Community Drum Workshop and Concert.

Prof. Stone is known internationally for his work in global percussion performance and education. He has performed with the foremost musicians of Uganda, Ghana, Trinidad, South Africa, India, Ecuador, and the United States. Through Prof. Stone's dedication to the study of Dagara Gyil music, the Gyil Guba elders of Hiineteng, Ghana recently honored him with the title of "Gyil Guba" in recognition of his completion of the Gyil Goba initiation this past December.