MARK WINGATE is a composer on the faculty of the College of Music at Florida State University where he serves as Associate Professor of Composition and Director of Electroacoustic Music. Dr. Wingate came to FSU after co-founding and directing the Electronic Arts Studio at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. He holds a D.M.A. from the University of Texas, during which time he composed electronic music at EMS studios in Stockholm as a Fulbright Scholar to Sweden. A subsequent travel grant from the National Endowment for the Arts allowed him to write theater music in Caracas, Venezuela.
Wingate has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship. His electroacoustic works have received international acclaim at new music festivals such as the International Society for Contemporary Music’s World Music Days (Copenhagen and London), the Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music (Warsaw), le Festival Rien à Voir (Montreal), the Acousmatic Experience (Amsterdam), the Pierre Schaeffer Concert de Bruits (Perugia), and many others.
Dr. Wingate's compositions have garnered prizes and honors from international juried competitions such as the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award, the Prix de la Musique Electroacoustique Caractère (Bourges, France), a Prix Ars Electronica Honorable Mention (Austria), and others. His music can be heard on Bridge Records, Centaur Records, empreintes DIGITALes Records, Fylkingen Records, and Mnémosyne Musique Média Records UNESCO/CIME.