MARK KVETON has been involved with Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization for over a decade, holding instructional and administrative roles. He serves as the Education Programs Director overseeing Pacific Crest’s educational camps, workshops and virtual learning programming. Prior to this, Mark oversaw the teaching and coordination of the Drum Major and student leadership teams and also founded the Pacific Crest Drum Major Camps. 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 has participated on the teaching faculty for Drum Corps International’s Leadership Seminars since 2013, mentoring and training student leaders from across the country. Mark also previously served as the Ensemble Director for Pulse Percussion from 2015-2017. Other marching arts programs he has worked with include Rowland, Esperanza, Santa Monica, and Gladstone High Schools.
Mark will receive his M.S. in Arts Leadership from the University of Southern California in 2022. He previously attended the University of California, Irvine and received his B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior. Mark holds a full-time position with USC as a Senior Assistant Director of Admission for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife Annie (fellow Pacific Crest alum) in Arcadia, CA.