Mark Whitefield


Born in Oakham, Rutland, Mark Whitefield spent most of his formative years in the Midlands area. Before relocating to the West Country to undertake a period of study at Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, Devon, where he obtained a BA [Hons] in Music Composition.

He is a composer of eclectic and wide-ranging interests with a compositional process that has been described as classical/art music, but within a tonal context, that can at times encompass elements from jazz and world music.

His activities as a composer have included compositions for the concert hall, film [see the examples from YouTube at the bottom of this page] and devised theatre projects where he has composed for an orchestra, chamber ensembles and pieces for solo instruments. He has also developed, in recent years, an interest in electro-acoustic music which has resulted in several compositions in this medium.

A selection of his published music for wind ensemble are available from &

Mark Whitefield is also a member of the Performing Rights Society and The Ivors Academy.

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CCA Composer of the Month – September 2014

Mark Whitefield is the 20th CCA colleague in our series of Central Composers' Alliance's COMPOSER OF THE MONTH. In these featurettes, you will learn more about each of our composers in turn and the...