greg marks developed an interest in music early in childhood, and began studying guitar while in elementary school. by the age of 12 his focus had shifted to the saxophone, which would become his primary musical voice. throughout grade school he received awards for musicianship and musical composition, and upon graduating from saint john high school he enrolled at st. francis xavier university, where he earned his bachelor of arts in music with honours in jazz composition and arranging. by this time, he had already established himself as a professional musician and private instructor in the saint john area, but he decided to return to school to complete a bachelor of computer science degree at the university of new brunswick in fredericton. he spent five years working as a software designer/developer before a layoff in early 2002 prompted him to return full time to the work he loved the most.
since then, greg has continued to build his studio, teaching students of all ages in both private and classroom settings. named saint john's 2007 instrumentalist of the year, he is one of the most sought after saxophonists in new brunswick, and has appeared with numerous artists both on stage and in the studio. he is president of the new brunswick musicians' association (local 815 of the american federation of musicians), the former chairperson of the music alive foundation, a founding member of the board of directors for the district 8 musical opportunities organisation, and a registered music teacher and former president of the saint john branch of the new brunswick registered music teachers association.