High School Orchestra

High School Orchestra Clinician


Mark Laycock

Mark Laycock is a Professor of Music at Wichita State University, where he holds the Ann Walenta Faculty of Distinction Endowed Professorship. He has been recognized with the WSU Excellence in Creative Activity Award (2012) and the College of Fine Arts Excellence in Teaching Award (2007). He serves as Director of Orchestras and Coordinator of Strings. WSU Symphony Orchestra appearances under his direction include international tours to Spain and Canada, a May 2011 concert at Carnegie Hall, and multiple invited performances at Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshops. Dr. Laycock is a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic; he serves as Chair of Orchestra Activities. He was recently appointed Conductor of the Wichita Youth Symphony. His work as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator spans 27 states; recent and upcoming engagements encompass Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, and Texas. He has conducted all-state, region, and district orchestras throughout the country. Dr. Laycock has presented clinic sessions for numerous state education conferences, as well as the American String Teachers Association National Conference, the Northwest and Northeast Division Conventions of the National Association for Music Education, and the Midwest Clinic.
Henry Littich
Smoky Valley High School
1 Viking Blvd
Lindsborg, KS 67456
h: 785-212-6025
w: 785-227-2909 x350