Mark Warhol was born in Texas and received a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. This was naturally followed by the study of piano with William Dorn and music composition with David van Vactor at the Music School of the University of Tennessee, where he designed and built the first electronic music studio. An interest in opera and further study at the Stockhausen Courses in Kurten, Germany, led him to focus on writing music for the theatre. Warhol is the artistic director of Ensemble Warhol, a music group that specializes in the performance of contemporary music. The ensemble has appeared as part of the Elizabeth Willet Musser New Music Series and the Isolated Acts Festival in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Happy New Ears Festival and Serie West in Kortrijk and Ypres, Belgium. It has performed at the Theatre La Chapelle and La Sala Rossa in Montreal and collaborated with the Devanaughn Theatre, Apollinaire Theatre, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, and Contrapose Dance in Boston. The first compact disc of the ensemble, Ou est Fleuri Rose? et autres aventures, is available on the INNOVA label and from iTunes. The Fort Point Theatre Channel, co-founded by Mr. Warhol, is an artist cooperative whose membership includes artists of all disciplines and which produces theater in all its forms in the Boston area. Mark lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he works as a freelance composer.