I’m a degreed professional who has been playing the guitar for decades.
I've played for hundreds of events such as weddings, receptions, dinner
parties, corporate functions and more.  I truly enjoy playing for people
and I would love to play for you.

Here are some of my guitar highlights that I‘m proud of:

  • Performed in the Texas premiere of "Winter" by Eric Whitacre
    with Credo at St. Luke's UMC, Dec. 2019.
  • I performed on electric and acoustic guitar in Rice University's
    production of the new opera, "Taking Up Serpents" by Kamala
    Sankaram in the Fall of 2019.
  • I performed music of Ernesto Lecuona with the Houston
    Symphony in September of 2019 for their Fiesta Sinfonica concert.
  • I played mandolin for Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with the Houston
    Grand Opera in the Spring of 2019.
  • In the summer of 2018 I was a featured soloist with the Houston
    Symphony for their Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy concert.
  • I performed in costume with the Houston Grand Opera for their
    production of "The Barber of Seville" in January and February of
  • Performed Howard Goodall's oratorio, "Every Purpose Under the
    Heaven", at Houston Baptist University in 2017.
  • In 2016 I helped form a non-profit charity called Guitar Initiative
     which helps to start guitar programs in area schools and provide
     support to the teachers and students.
  • In the fall of 2015 I performed in Rice University's production of
    "The Barber of Seville".
  • I performed on mandolin for Verdi's "Otello" with the Houston
    Grand Opera in the fall of 2014.
  • In July of 2014 I performed in the New York premiere of "The
    Passenger" with the HGO as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
  • In May of 2014 I played mandolin in Mahler's 8th Symphony with
    the Houston Symphony,  Christoph Eschenbach conducting.
  • 2014 - Performed on electric guitar with the Houston Symphony in
    "100 Years of Broadway".
  • 2014 - Performed acoustic guitar for"Bluegrass Mass" by Carol
    Barnett for the 1st United Methodist Church of Conroe.
  • 2014 - Performed in the American premiere of "The Passenger" by
    Mieczyslaw Weinberg with the Houston Grand Opera.
  • 2013-Performed with the Houston Symphony: "Pixar in Concert"
  • 2013-Played guitar in Jerome Kern's "Showboat" and mandolin in  
    Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with the Houston Grand Opera.
  • In May of 2012 I played in two free performances of "The Barber of
    Seville" with the HGO at Miller Outdoor Theater.
  • In April of 2012 I will perform with the Shepherd School Chamber
    Orchestra (Rice University).
  • In January of 2012 I played Vivaldi's "Concerto in D" with the
    Rapides Symphony Orchestra (LA) while accompanying the
    Houston Ballet II.
  • In the fall of 2011 I performed an on-stage role in "The Barber of
    Seville" with the Houston Grand Opera.
  • I recorded a CD of lullabies with Juilliard trained soprano Hanan
    Alattar (aka Hana Bird) in the fall of 2011.  
  • In July of 2011 I played guitar and mandolin with the Houston
    Symphony in "The Lord of the Rings".
  • In February of 2011 I helped Bellaire High School organize and host
    the first all city guitar festival for HISD.
  • In March of 2010 I performed, along with duo partner Marc
    Garvin, for former president George H. W. Bush and his wife
    Barbara at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
  • In July of 2009 I  performed with the Houston Symphony the
    music to the Blue Planet (BBC/Discovery documentary series).  A
    giant screen showed footage from the series as we played.     
  • In Feb. of 2009 I performed on live TV for the First Methodist          
    Church in downtown Houston.  
  • Oct. and Nov. of 2008 I performed in costume on stage with the
     Houston Grand Opera in their production of Hector Berlioz's
    "Beatrice and Benedict".
  • July of 2008, performed with the Houston Symphony and Monty
    Python's Eric Idle and John DuPrez in the comic oratorio "Not the
    Messiah".  I played  five different types of guitars on this job! Steel
    string acoustic, 12 string, electric, archtop electric and even some
    classical (although guitarist Marc Garvin was also there handling
    the difficult classical work).  Fun gig! Eric was interested in my
    guitars and very nice.   (By far, the nicest member of Monty
    Python that I've ever worked with : )
  • In April of 2007 I dipped my toe into the pool of composition and
    gave the first performance of my work "Dark/Light" for guitar and
    loop machine' at the Good Friday Project, Trinity Episcopal
    Church, Houston.
  • I performed on mandolin for the first time in Mozart's "Don
    Giovanni" with the HGO in the fall of 2006.  
  • In 2005, I performed with the Houston Grand Opera in their
    production of Verdi’s “Falstaff”.  This was later broadcast
    nationally on NPR's World of Opera.  In 2006 I will join them
    again in Donizetti’s “Don Pascuale”.
  • In 2003, I performed Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un
    Gentilhombre” with the Houston Sinfonietta, George Blytas
  • I have helped to develop a hugely successful guitar program at
    Bellaire High School which has close to 400 guitar students this
  • I’ve taught guitar at Houston Baptist University, San Jacinto
    College and College of the Mainland.
  • I was a co-founder of Houston’s classical guitar society - Guitar
    Houston - and served on the board of directors from 1997-2005.
  • I’ve performed with various area ensembles such as Tapestry,
    Mosaic, the Bronze Ensemble, the University of Houston Chorale
    Artists and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra.
  • I’ve played in most of the fine hotels and country clubs in the
    Houston/Galveston area as well as the Wortham Center, Moores
    Opera House, the Alley Theater, the Astrodome, Union Station at
    Minute Maid Park, the 1859 Ashton Villa in Galveston and even
    on yachts in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • In 2000 I performed the world premiere of James Cohn’s “Entre dos
    Mundos”, opus 74, for clarinet and guitar with  Dr. Raphael
    Sanders at Stephen F. Austin State University.
  • In 2000, I performed in the first U.S./Mexico Guitar Orchestra as
    part of the Guitar Foundation of America festival in San Antonio.
  • In 1996, I won a scholarship to study in Rome with the
    Castellani/Andriaccio Duo.
  • In 1995,  I completed my Master of Music Performance degree from
    the University of Texas at Austin, 3.9 GPA.
  • In 1992, I completed my Bachelor of Music Performance degree
    from Texas Sate University, magna cum laude.
  • In high school, the band I played in rocked my senior prom!
Classical Guitarist Mark Moore
About Me
"Fantastic work!"  
-Patrick Summers,
Houston Grand Opera
Music Director
"You are truly a gifted, artistic
musician. I appreciate all the
work you did for us."
-Mrs. Snyder, mother of
the bride.
"We were so pleased with
everything!  The music was
everything I had dreamed.  
You made the day complete!"
-Mrs. Landrum, bride
"After completing a
2000 person wedding
and working with many
professional services in
Houston, one person
stood out for the superb
service he gave us.  
Mark Moore is an
extremely talented
guitarist in a wide range
of musical styles.  His
performances are fresh,
exciting and creative."

-Mrs. Folkerts,
mother of the bride
"Fantastic work!"  
-Patrick Summers,
Houston Grand Opera
Music Director
"Fantastic work!"  
-Patrick Summers,
Houston Grand Opera
Music Director
"Fantastic work!"  
-Patrick Summers,
Houston Grand Opera
Music Director
Classical Guitarist Mark Moore