Director – Concert Choir, Mark Scholz
Mark Scholz was born in Warren, Ohio. After attending Mira Loma High School in Sacramento, California, Mark graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, with a BA in Music Education and minors in Physical Education and History.
Touring with the “Choir of the West”, Mark sang throughout the U.S. and Europe. During the summer of 1970, he toured the United States with the “Ambassador Quartet”.
Mark taught Choral Music at Jefferson Middle School and then opened the new Albuquerque High School building as Choir Director and Varisty Soccer Coach. In 1978, he moved to Cibola High School where he taught Chorus and coached soccer. He started the Albuquerque Good Day Singers and the Cibola Celebration Show Choir.
Since 1982, Mark has been an active clinician throughout the state of New Mexico. He has been a judge for many solo, ensemble, and large group festivals. Mark spends part of his summers in the Jemez Mountains teaching choir and guitar for Hummingbird Music Camp.
For 22 years, Mark was the professional fundraising director for Institutional Financing Services’ America’s Lemonade Stand. He currently teaches guitar with the Moriarity Public Schools.
Paul Roth, Accompanist
Paul, a native of New Mexico, started playing piano at the age of five. From an early age, he has played for church and school ensembles, finding joy in musical collaboration. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from UNM in 1990. He is currently the pianist for Covenant Presbyterian Church. Paul teaches piano privately and is an active accompanist for many vocal and instrumental recitals.
Mike Lanza, Operations Manager
Mike has been associated with the Albuquerque Boy Choir for many years. While his son sang in the choir, he volunteered many hours to ensure the organization’s success, both as a parent and as the President of the Board of Directors. He now uses his professional skills as an accountant to make sure the business of making music is done with integrity and honor.