Mark Belcik, associate dean of the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, has been elected vice president of higher education for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association.
Prior to his appointment at OCU in 2002, Belcik was assistant state director of music for the University Interscholastic League in Texas and assistant director of bands at University of Texas. In Austin, he worked with the Longhorn Marching Band, conducted the symphony band, and taught courses in conducting and music education. He is a former director of bands at Valdosta State University in Georgia.
He earned a degree in music education from University of Michigan; a master's in horn performance from University of Oklahoma; and his doctorate in instrumental conducting from University of Texas at Austin.
Belcik is principal conductor of the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band and an active clinician and guest conductor. He has conducted honor bands in several states and has presented clinics at state, regional and national conventions.
He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Phi Mu Alpha.