Student Leadership Instructor and Drum Major Camp Director
MARK KVETON has been involved with the Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization as either a performer, instructional staff member, or administrator for over a decade. His current roles include Student Leadership Instructor and the Director of Drum Major/Leadership camps.
In addition to his work with PCYAO, Mark participates on the teaching faculty for Drum Corps International’s (DCI) Leadership Seminars and E-Adjudicate’s Learning Academy, mentoring and training student leaders from across the country. Mark previously served as the Ensemble Director for Pulse Percussion from 2015-2017 and also ran their educational clinics. Other programs he has worked with include Rowland, Esperanza, Santa Monica, Gladstone, Alta Loma, and Hoover High Schools.
Mark’s drum corps performance experience includes Pacific Crest from 2008-2011 as a Drum Major (2010 DCI Jim Jones Leadership Award Finalist) and the 2019 Pacific Crest Rose Parade Ensemble as a conductor.
Mark attended the University of California, Irvine and received his B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Arts Leadership at the University of Southern California. He holds a full-time position with USC as a Senior Assistant Director of Admission for the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife Annie (fellow Pacific Crest alum) in Arcadia, CA.