COMPOSER | STRING ARRANGER | MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST

 

Mark Evitts is an American composer, string arranger and multi-instrumentalist. Most notably, Evitts received two GRAMMY certificates for String Arranging, as well as violin and viola work on the GRAMMY winning, RIAA Gold selling Joey+Rory album, Hymns. His string arrangements and recordings were also featured in NBC's SMASH Emmy nominated song, "Voice In A Dream" and Train's New Year's Eve Time Square performance of John Lennon's "Imagine" in 2013. Years of learning to play multiple instruments has allowed Mark the opportunity to conceive sounds from a raw provenance for his own projects and provide samples of these authentic sounds to creative music software and virtual instrument companies like Output's Arcade.

Mark is a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), a member of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC), as well as being a member of the Los Angeles based Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL). He has been an arranger and musician on several hit television shows, including The Bachelor, Nashville, Blood and Oil, BBC One's documentary Love In A Day, Discovering Lucy Angel, SVT's award winner documentary series Jills Veranda, as well as films such as Finding Your Feet, Changeover, and Summer Forever.

Mark works with artists such as Train, David Guetta, Jewel, The Band Perry, Blues Traveler, Joey+Rory, and Katharine McPhee. He has also toured as a violinist/fiddler, violist, mandolinist, guitarist, and pianist with such artists as Rodney Atkins, Jimmy Wayne, American Idol's Bo Bice, and many others playing prestigious stages, such as The Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall.