Mark Growden’s choral works have been performed by over 200 choruses on four continents.


  • Strum – (Composer, Music Director, Performer) New dance works by UPside Dance Company. The SHED – Healdsburg, CA (2014)
  • Dark Kabaret – (Composer, Music Director, Performer) Four nights of International cabaret, circus, and variety. The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (2013)
  • Hybrid 2 – New interdisciplinary performance piece with director Sara Shelton Mann. Showbox, Los Angeles. (2013)
  • Teaspoon of Sugar – (Composer, Music Director, Performer) New interdisciplinary performance piece. Oregon Country Faire, Veneta, OR (2013)
  • Subject to Change – (Composer, Music Director, Performer) New dance piece with choreographer Watta Ribas. Site specific, Sebastopol, CA (2013)
  • Fallin’ Down on We – (Composer, Music Director, Performer) New dance/aerial piece with Flyaway Productions. The Crucible, Oakland, CA (2013)
  • Oomph! – (Producer) New opera composed by Scott King with libretto by Christopher St. John. Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, LA (2012)
  • Dream of Nekyia – (Composer/Music Director/Musician) Kristina Nekyia. Commissioned to compose and record an original score with a band comprised of jazz legends in New Orleans, LA (2011)
  • COVERT – (Co-founder/Co-producer/Artistic Director/Music Director) Site Specific performance series in collaboration with John Law, Suicide Club member and founder of the Cacophony Society. Various Locations in San Francisco and New York City (2009-ongoing)
  • At Play – (Composer/Performer/Lyricist) Lizz Roman and Dancers.  Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, CA (2009)
  • Jointedness – (Composer) Nina Galin Performance Group – Commissioned to set Shakespeare’s “To be, or not to be.” soliloquy to music. Main Stage Dance/Theatre Festival – U.C. Davis, CA (2009/2010)
  • How to Survive the Apocalypse – (Performer/Vocal Soloist) – Written by Erik Davis.  Stage Werx Theater, San Francisco (2009)
  • The Fire Odyssey – (Music Director/Composer) Crucible production of Homer’s Odyssey for the Fire Arts Festival, Oakland, CA (2007)
  • Dido and Aeneas – (Composer/Vocal Soloist/Actor) San Francisco Opera/Crucible production of Purcell’s Opera, Oakland, CA (2004)
  • The A**hole Monologues – (Writer/Composer/Solo Performer) performed solo comedic multi-media theater piece The Nasty, in four runs of The A**hole Monologues in New York City (Off Broadway), San Francisco and Los Angeles (2001-2003)
  • Transparent Body – (Composer) Joe Goode Performance Group. Irvine Barclay Theater (2001), Cowell Theater, SF (2002), Yerba Buena Center (2003)
  • 1,000 Grey Birds – (Composer/Performer/Music Director) Directed by Angus Balbernie. Intersection for the Arts, SF (1999)
  • The Crimes and Confessions of Kip Knutsen – (Composer/Performer/Music Director) Written and performed by Deke Weaver. Intersection for the Arts, SF (1999)
  • Girlfriend – (Composer/Performer/Music Director) Written and performed by Deke Weaver. Edge Festival, SF (1997)
  • Spare the Rod – (Co-Writer/Composer/Solo Performer) Directed and co-written by Remy Charlip. Dancer’s Group/Footwork in San Francisco. (1996)
  • Sacred Text –  (Musician/Performer) Alonzo King’s Lines Contemporary Ballet. Center for the Arts – Yerba Buena Gardens, SF (1996)
  • Not a Prayer –  (Music Director/Composer/Performer) Directed by Jess Curtis, Men Dancing XIV, Theater Artaud, SF & New Performance Gallery,SF (1995)
  • Kept – (Music Director/Composer/Performer) Written by Ken Prestininzi. Directed by Ken Prestininzi and Jess Curtis, Intersection for the Arts, SF (1994)
  • Touch Prayer – (Music Director/Composer/Performer) Wise Fool Puppet Intervention, Dolores Park & Lake Merritt, SF and Oakland (1993-94)
  • Sex and Gravity – (Collaborator/Composer/Performer) Directed by Jess Curtis, 848 Community Space, SF (1993 & 95), Improv Festival, NY (1994), Dance Place, Washington D.C. (1994), Highways, Santa Monica (1995)
  • Catch – (Composer/Performer) Keith Hennessy, Scott Wells and Jim Owen, Men Dancing XII, Theater Artaud (1993)
  • Skatango – (Composer/Performer) Wells & Hermesdorff Dance Co., Edge Festival, Dancer’s Group/Footwork, SF (1993), & New Performance Gallery, SF (1994)
  • Babel – (Music Director/Composer/Performer) Wise Fool Puppet Intervention, Fillmore Center, SF (1993)


  • Coyote – Christiane Cegavske (2010)
  • Martyr – Thad Povey (2009)
  • Island of the Gondoliers – Guido Muzzarelli (2009)
  • Welldigger – Phillip Fagan (2007)
  • Blood Tea and Red String – Christiane Cegavske (2007)
  • Elegy for Seven Falling Objects – Thad Povey (2003)
  • Under a Shipwrecked Moon – AnteroAlli (2001)
  • Hysteria – AnteroAlli (2001)
  • Mother – Thad Povey (2000)
  • F**k Boy – Thad Povey (2000)
  • Uncle Fred – Phil Fagan (2000)
  • The Jasper Ridge Preservation Project – Tamzen Orion (1998)
  • Mother – Chad Adair (1995)
  • Fishboy – Chad Adair (1994)
  • Strips of Cloth and Paper– Tamzen Orion (1994)

Blood Tea and Red Strings Trailer