Mark Vuorinen

Faculty; Music Department Chair; Chamber Choir Ensemble Director (on sabbatical Jan 1 - July 1, 2024)
Mark Vuorinen

Faculty Profile

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24226

Mark Vuorinen holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto and Master of Music degree from Yale University’s School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music where he received full scholarship.  A well-known Canadian conductor, Mark is the artistic director and conductor of the Grand Philharmonic Choir, and recently became the director of the Elora Festival Singers.

A recipient of many awards, Mark was named the E. Stanley Sedar Scholar at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music and is a recipient of the Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting.  

Mark’s research interests include the study of contemporary choral literature from the Baltic states, and in particular, the music of Arvo Pärt and Veljo Tormis.  At Conrad Grebel University College, Mark conducts the UW Chamber Choir and teaches courses in conducting and other topics.

His musical interests dovetail with Grebel’s intersection of religious studies, peace studies, and music. Mark is a frequent guest conductor, choral adjudicator and clinician.