Mark Rosedale

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 My name is Mark Rosedale. I am a lover of music and a lover of technology.

My musical journey began in grade school when I decided to take up euphonium lessons. I competed in various competitions placing in a few of them. In high school, on a whim, my mother asked if I would compete in the state competition (Illinois AACS) in voice. My junior year I competed and finished first in the state making me eligible to compete in the national competition. Thus began my quest for musical knowledge. I enrolled at Bob Jones University (BS Music Education 04). During my time at BJU I participated in various ensemble groups including performance choir and opera chorus. After completing undergraduate I decided to enroll in a Masters program (MM Church Music 06) to complete more training with my voice teacher, Grant Lewis. During this time I participated in many ensembles including the university's premier performing choir the University Chorale. One of my fondest memories was performing in the world premier of Dan Forrest's Words from Paradise.

During grad school I worked for the University as a Grad Assistant in the Music Technology Lab. Thus begins my professional career in technology. During my second year I was promoted to IT Faculty Liaison. After graduating I returned home to IL and was employed by Computer and Technology Services at the University of IL in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department within the College of Engineering. I worked there for two years before following my wife, Lynn Rosedale, to Boston so she could pursue a grad degree at Simmons College.

I now work for O'Reilly Media at their Cambridge office overseeing server and desktop infrastructure. I am also taking classes at Boston University in Computer Science.

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