Student Leadership Instructor and Drum Major Camp Director
MARK KVETON has been involved with Pacific Crest as either a performer, instructional staff member, or administrator for over a decade. His current roles include serving as a member of the Pacific Crest instructional staff as a Student Leadership/Drum Major Coach as well as the Founder/Director of the Pacific Crest Drum Major camps.
Along with his work at Pacific Crest, Mark continues to freelance as a leadership clinician and educator/designer for programs all across Southern California. Programs he has worked with include Rowland, Esperanza, Santa Monica, Gladstone, Alta Loma, and Hoover High Schools. He has participated on the faculty for Drum Corps International’s (DCI) Leadership Seminar as well as E-Adjudicate’s Learning Academy programs, mentoring and training student leaders from across the country. As a program administrator, Mark was the Ensemble Director for Pulse Percussion from 2015-2017, and ran their educational clinics from 2013-2020.
Mark’s performance experience includes his position as Drum Major for the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008-2011. In 2010, he was a Jim Jones Leadership Award Finalist. During that time, he also attended the University of California, Irvine and received his B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior.
He presently holds a full-time position with the University of Southern California as an Assistant Director of Admission for the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. He is currently pursuing a M.S. degree in Arts Leadership at USC’s Thornton School of Music.
Mark lives with his wife Antoinette (fellow Pacific Crest alum) in Arcadia, CA.