Mark Hart, Community Arts Program (CAP) Executive & Artistic Director, is an avid supporter of the arts as artist, broadcaster, consultant, and presenter. Mark’s sound fiscal management, marketing, and artistic understanding bring added impact to his role in the arts. With the Community Arts Program (CAP), Mark oversees the funding, programming, production, development, and administration of the acclaimed CAP Summer Concert Series and the CAP Conservatory for the Arts (winner of the Artist Impact Award from the Children’s Cultural Coalition). The Conservatory for the Arts promises music training to all children—no matter their circumstances—through an engaging curriculum that includes after-school music classes and performing ensembles. Both the Summer Concert Series and the Conservatory for the Arts focus on building a continuing outreach into the broader community through concert presentations and education.
Mark gained much experience within the South Florida arts market at the former South Florida classical music station WTMI FM, where he was Public Affairs Director and Producer and Host of the daily afternoon drive-time program, The Open Road (voted by Miami as Best Classical Radio Program). At WTMI, Mark also wrote, produced, and hosted Cantilena (interviews, biographies, and recordings of those who most influenced the world of classical vocal music), and Community Aware (a social-issues talk show). As past President of the Miami Bach Society, Mark was instrumental in implementing its International Tropical Baroque Music Festival, International Cultural Exchange, and European Broadcast components.
Mark serves as a cultural grants review panelist for the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. He is also engaged by New World Symphony (NWS), America’s Orchestral Academy, as a NWS Fellows’ Communications Coach. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and Voice (a NATS Competition winner) and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.