A student of Susan Crosser of Grand Rapids, John Mark Becker studied piano for 12 years. He earned gold cups in Piano Solo, Hymn Playing, Duet and Theory.
John Mark graduated valedictorian of his Comstock Park High School class of 2011, and he was drum major of his marching band. John Mark’s Comstock Park High School Jazz Band performed with him for a portion of his senior recital held at the St. Cecilia Music Center of Grand Rapids, Michigan*.
He performed: Beethoven Pathetique, Lizst Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Copland Cat and Mouse, Gershwin Preludes No. 1 and 2, Beethoven Sonata duet with sister Bethany, and Bach Gigue from the Partita in Bb major. John Mark is currently attending Hillsong College in Australia, and studies worship music.
*The location of these photos and John Mark's recital is St. Cecilia Music Center. St. Cecilia Music Center is a founding member of the National Federation of Music Clubs. We are honored to have Mrs. Edwin F. Uhl of Grand Rapids chosen as the first National President, 1898-1901.