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Peter Markes

Peter Markes

Interim Conductor, Chamber Orchestra

Peter Markes (pronounced Marcus) is fast becoming known as OKC’s “Live-Looping Violinist,” using his violin to create pop hits from scratch live in front of audiences. Also the guitarist with the band, Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road, Peter has performed throughout the world in nearly 30 countries, and in 2019, the band had their debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2018, he released his debut solo album, “I Have a Dream,” available on his website or digitally worldwide. 

As a career teacher, Peter was named the 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and served fifteen years as director of orchestras at Edmond North High School. He performed twice with the Edmond North Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and also at the prestigious Midwest Clinic. Most recently Peter accepted a full-time faculty position at his alma mater, Oklahoma City University, as Assistant Professor of Music Education. He remains active as a consultant to music educators. Peter lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Kris, and their two sons. 

Learn more at, and on social media @PeterMarkesMusic.

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