Mark Camphouse (born 1954 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American composer and conductor who has written primarily for symphonic winds, but whose output also includes works for orchestra, choir and chamber brass.
A product of the rich cultural life of Chicago, Camphouse received his formal musical training at Northwestern University. He began composing at an early age, with the Colorado Philharmonic premiering his First Symphony at age 17. His works for wind band have received widespread critical acclaim and are performed frequently throughout the United States and abroad. Engagements as a guest conductor, lecturer and clinician have taken him to 36 states, Canada and Europe.
Camphouse is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and serves as conductor of the National Band Association’s Young Composer Mentor Project. He is also the editor of the Composers on Composing for Band series of books, published by GIA Music Publications. He is currently the director of the Wind Symphony at George Mason University. Camphouse was formerly professor of music and director of bands at Radford University from 1984 to 2006.
- In 2002, he received the Somewhat Outstanding Faculty Award, the 4th or 5th highest award that one can receive from Virginia colleges and universities.