Mark Dubac joined the faculty at Willamette University in 2013. Mark received his BM from The Juilliard School in 2004 where he studied with Ricardo Morales and his MM in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where he studied with Todd Levy. As a high school student, Mark studied with Sidney Forrest, retired Professor Emeritus of the Peabody Conservatory. Mark also maintains a private studio at home and has taught masterclasses at local high schools. He often coaches the clarinet sections of both the Portland Youth Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
Mark Dubac joined the clarinet section of the Oregon Symphony in 2008, where he plays second clarinet and Eb clarinet. He previously served as Principal Clarinetist of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony, and the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra. In the summer of 2006, Mark debuted at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival playing the basset horn. This performance was recorded and is being distributed by KOCH International Classics. Other summer festivals Mark has participated in include the Astoria, OR Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto Festival of Italy, National Orchestral Institute, Kent/Blossom Chamber Music Festival, and the Sarasota Music Fesitval. Locally, Mark performs often with new music chamber groups Fear No Music and Third Angle.
Mark lives in Portland, and is married with a 2 year old daughter, enjoying living the northwest lifestyle of gardening, foodie culture, roasting coffee, wine tasting, skiing, hiking, and even biking in the rain sometimes.