Mark Herman was born August 1987 and resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been studying the piano since he was 7 years old and began classical organ lessons at age 12. His introduction to the theatre organ was in fourth grade and at the Embassy Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. This was made possible by the late Robert Goldstine and the local American Guild of Organists chapter’s “Room on the Organ Bench” program. In 2001, he began theatre organ studies with John Ferguson of Indianapolis. In 2004, he won the ATOS Young Theatre Organist Competition in Milwaukee at the Riverside Theatre. That enabled him to perform a critically acclaimed concert for the 2005 ATOS 50th Anniversary Convention in Pasadena, which took place in July. During the summer of 2006, he toured for six weeks in Australia and New Zealand, setting records in CD sales at many of the venues in which he appeared. In 2009, he returned for a second seven-week tour of those countries. Mark is a graduate of The Theatre School, DePaul University in Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts with a focus in Theatre Management. Mark has also been known to perform on the piano, as well as introduce several original compositions. Mark is a proud endorsee of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers for Hammond Suzuki USA. In 2010, Mark relocated from Chicago to Indianapolis. He owns and operates the website TheatreOrganCDs.com; his company Mark Herman Productions LLC has produced three albums.