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Mark Alan SCHULZ


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SCHULZ, Mark Alan Age 54 died March 31, 2016 at his home in Norfolk, VA. after a year long illness. Mark was born April 18, 1961 in Dayton, Ohio. He was a graduate of Northmont High School, class of 1979. He played cello with the Dayton Youth Orchestra for 7 years. He studied cello and jazz guitar at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berklee College of Music and received his Master's degree at the University of Akron. Mark was awarded two Tellys and two Emmy's for his work as a composer. He was most proud of his teaching awards: an Award of Distinction from Kent State and the Shining Star Teaching Award from Old Dominion University. Mark taught music in Ohio at Aurora School of Music, Stark State College, Kent State University, Malone University, and in Virginia at Old Dominion University. During his career, he also gave private lessons and was the Music Director at St. Jacobs Lutheran Church in Canton, Ohio for 8 years. In 2012, Mark traveled to Zalecz Wielkie, Poland to establish a music technology lab for the Summer Arts Program which he continued to help manage. He was a Beethoven Sçholar and did research in Europe for his work. He owned a production company, Great Tunes Multimedia and was a freelance composer, producer and film scorer. Mark is survived by his wife, Holly Benton, mother, Nancy (Cornish) Barnett, father, Jack Schulz, brothers, Craig Schulz (Donna), Harlan T Bobo (Anne), Barnett step siblings, step daughters, Meghan and Amy Rutherford, nephews, Mitchell, Corey and Nino, aunt and uncle, Judith and Ronald Loya, cousins, friends, students, band mates, and his feline companion, Czerny. Mark was predeceased by his step father, Harold Barnett, grand parents, James Cornish, Betty and Morris Wood, Mary and Albert Schulz. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Jacobs Lutheran Church in North Canton, Ohio. Our hearts are broken. Rest in peace, Mark.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 10, 2016
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