Mark Sloniker has made music in many diverse settings over the course of his life. From solo piano performances to jazz trios/quartets, to symphony orchestra concerts, Mark has played and recorded in the U.S. and abroad.
As a producer/composer/recording artist, Mark has made five recordings (CDs) of his own and contributed to many recordings as a “side man” or composer. He has just completed a 6th recording with his wife and fellow musician, Colleen Crosson, entitled “Miracles… and other works of heart”, a soulful album crossing many musical genres. His own recordings have reached the “top six” of three national radio airplay charts (R&R, Gavin, and the MAC Report) as well as spending time on Billboard Magazine’s national sales charts. His music has received extensive air play outside of the U.S. as well (Spain, Germany, Japan, Canada, the Philippines). Music from Mark’s CD “Perfectly Human” was featured on ESPN’s “Make a Wish” program and on ABC Sports. “Paths of Heart” and “True Nature” were featured on the nationally syndicated radio show “Music from the Hearts of Space”. His CD “Do Whatcha Love” was voted best jazz recording of the year (1995) in KUNC’s “Classics of 95”. His music has also been featured on such nationally aired radio shows as Jazz Tracks, Musical Starstreams, and has appeared in Jazziz Magazine’s top national radio air play charts.
Mark has a degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University and has worked extensively using music as a therapeutic tool in achieving/maintaining wellness. He has worked with Doctors (MDs), Psychologists, and many practitioners in the healing fields bringing music to many who wish to do healing work in this way. He has recorded music for this purpose as well as presented and taught in workshops and seminars.
Mark’s (self described) biggest/best co-production is that of his two children, Myles and Emma. With co producer/wife Colleen, he has the honor and privilege of co-creating a wonderful symphony of harmonies and at times dissonances (a work in progress) in the most beautiful of all unfolding works of art.