Music Associate Professor of Film Scoring
Music and Performing Arts Professions
Mark Suozzo is Music Associate Professor and co-director of Film Scoring in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. He received a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and a BA from Columbia University. Suozzo’s career has included work as a composer, guitarist, orchestrator, and conductor. As a member of the vibrant New York independent film community, he has scored feature films and documentaries for award-winning filmmakers including Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Damsels in Distress, Love & Friendship), Shari Springer-Berman and Bob Pulcini (American Splendor, Nanny Diaries), Mary Harron (The Notorious Bettie Page), Jan Oxenberg, Josh Aronson (Sound & Fury), Cynthia Wade, Thomas Lennon, and Chana Gazit. His work for television includes scores for the Hallmark Channel, HBO, and PBS’s American Experience, POV, and Independent Lens. His original music has been performed at The Summer Olympics and The Goodwill Games. As an arranger, Suozzo’s work includes recordings for Creed, Aretha Franklin, Britney Spears, Vanessa Williams, and Jaheim. His orchestrations for the New York Pops Orchestra over many Carnegie Hall seasons have featured soloists such as Judy Collins, Reba McIntyre, Bebe Neuwirth, Lillias White, Liz Calloway, and Ann Hampton Calloway, and the Boys Choir of Harlem. Suozzo’s original works have been performed at major venues from Carnegie Hall to the Blue Note.