Mark Rubinstein’s wide range of interests, his insatiable curiosity, and the unusual scope of his abilities have combined to generate a unique and diverse musical career. Mark’s main instrument is piano, but he has played drums in punk bands, electric bass in salsa groups, and accordion in settings ranging from symphony orchestras to avant-garde theatre pieces. His interest in ethnic music has led him to seek out performance opportunities in Greek, French, German, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Brazilian, and traditional Jewish music. Mr. Rubinstein’s work as a recording engineer has led to Grammy nominations and platinum records for his clients, and his productions are noted for their clarity of sound and attention to detail. Career highlights include: music direction for the recent production of “The Blue Flower” by American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, as well as an earlier production by Prospect Theater Company in New York; music direction for regional tap dance festivals “Soul To Sole” in Austin, TX and “Third Coast Tap Festival/Jazz on Tap” in San Antonio, TX; performances (on piano) with legendary jazz flutist Herbie Mann, seminal jazz bassist Eddie Gomez, saxophonist Bunky Green, and legendary tap dancers Arthur Duncan, Dianne Walker, and Sarah Petronio; European tours with noted songwriters Dirk Hamilton and George Carver; membership in influential early Texas punk band The Rejects; and recordings (as engineer) with many noted artists including: Grover Washington, Jr., Shirley Horn, Cher, Liza Minelli, Judy Collins, Najee, Gerald Levert, Scarface, George Duke, Bobby Womack, Backstreet Boys, and Natalie Cole.
Mark is currently the Audio Engineer for School of Music at The Ohio State University, where he teaches classes in audio recording, oversees recording activities for the school, and collaborates in the development of curriculum for the Music, Media, and Enterprise program.
Mr. Rubinstein assumed the presidency of the Musicians’ Society of San Antonio, Local 23, American Federation of Musicians in January 2009. He is a voting member of NARAS and a member of AES.
In November 2008, Mark attained Digidesign certification as a Pro Tools HD Music Expert, one of fewer than 100 in the world at present. He also holds Digidesign Pro Tools HD Operator and VENUE Operator certifications.
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I offer many services: as a producer, engineer, performer, and consultant on projects already in progress. I also offer one-on-one training in Pro Tools software and general audio engineering topics.
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Samples of my work can be heard here.
The San Antonio Current profiled me in their 2008 music issue.
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