Education Programs Director
MARK KVETON has been involved as a staff member or performer with Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization for nearly 15 years. He currently serves as the Education Programs Director, overseeing Pacific Crest’s educational camps, workshops and virtual learning programming. Prior to this, Mark managed the teaching and coordination of the Drum Major and student leadership teams while also founding the Pacific Crest Drum Major Camps, which he still runs today. His drum corps performance experience includes the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008-2011 (Drum Major) and the 2019 Pacific Crest Rose Parade Ensemble (Conductor).
In addition to his work with PCYAO, Mark participated on the teaching faculty for Drum Corps International’s Leadership Seminars from 2013 – 2021, mentoring and training drum corps student leaders from across the country. Mark also previously served as the Ensemble Director for Pulse Percussion from 2015-2017, helping the group to a gold medal and two bronze medals in WGI World Championship competition. Other marching arts programs he has worked as a visual instructor/designer include Rowland, Esperanza, Santa Monica, and Gladstone High Schools.
Mark’s academic degrees include a M.S. in Arts Leadership from the University of Southern California and a B.A in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. Mark holds a full-time position with USC as an Associate Director of Admission and Student Success for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
He lives with his wife Annie (fellow Pacific Crest alum) in Arcadia, CA.