Mark Knapp Jr.

Adjunct FacultyMusic


  • Master of Arts in Music Scoring and Composition – The Academy of Art University
  • Bachelor of Science in Audio Production – The Art Institute of Michigan
  • Specialist Certificate in Music Theory – Berklee Online

Professional organizations:

  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
  • Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC)
  • SoundExchange

What I enjoy most about working at Terra State:

Terra State’s Music program is unlike any other I have seen, seamlessly blending the combined usage of traditional music and performance concepts with up-to-date studio technologies and audio production concepts. Being able to teach students exactly what they need to be successful in today’s ever changing musical climate is an extremely rewarding and humbling feeling.

Fun facts:

I am a full-time educator, part-time composer/song writer. I have published numerous albums on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and more; composed for commercials, video games, and indie film projects; arranged music for radio and concert performances; and quite a lot more! If you want to make it in the music world, you have to constantly be creating and putting yourself out there!