Two time Emmy-nominated composer Mark Koval has composed music scores for such long-running shows as Batman: the Animated Series, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and the popular children’s series Bobby’s World. His feature film credits include the suspense thriller The Guest House and the cult horror favorite Love Bites. In 2014, he received an International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) nomination for his work on Warner Bros. Batman: the Animated Series. Mark has also scored several feature length documentaries including director Debra Tolchinsky’s Fast Talk and the animal rescue series Furthest From the Wild.
He is the author of Play Piano Better Now, a comprehensive guide for understanding and mastering piano technique. His method utilizes the brain’s natural preference for mirroring to teach complex tasks to the body. The importance of subconscious behaviors, a performance mindset, and efficient practice are the hallmarks of this approach.
Mark’s scores for television have been honored with two Emmy Award nominations and an International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) nomination. His music has been recognized by grants and awards from the American Composers Forum, the Sundance Film Institute, the Fromm Foundation of Harvard University, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the William Walton Trust Foundation.