Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with performance studies in Violin, Cello and Double Bass, Mark Sullivan has forged a distinguished career as a String Teacher and Orchestral Conductor. He has been a senior teacher in over thirty Schools in Australia and the United States with his String and Symphony Orchestras winning numerous awards at festivals and competitions. He is recognised as one of the leading string pedagogues in Queensland, lecturing at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology. He received the inaugural ABODA Outstanding Ensemble Director’s Award and the 2010 ASG State and National Inspirational Teaching Awards. Throughout his career, Mark has been an adjudicator at major city and regional Eisteddfodau in Queensland. He has also served as the senior adjudicator at State and Interstate Music Festivals.

Recently retired from Brisbane Girls Grammar School where he was the Director of Instrumental Music for twenty years, Mark continues to be in constant demand as a specialist string consultant, orchestra conductor, adjudicator, and visiting clinician. His ongoing passion is mentoring staff and providing professional development sessions to encourage and support the development of quality music programs throughout the country.