A native of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Mark Himmelman started playing the organ at the young age of seven years, and by eight years of age had played his first church service. At age eleven Mark began studies in piano and organ under David Zwicker. His teachers have also included Allen Wayte, F. Alan Ressor and John Vandertuin. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Prince Edward Island. Subsequent studies in organ have included the Mount Royal International and the McGill Organ Academies where he studied with Simon Preston, David Higgs, Sara Buldock, Neil Cockburn, William Porter, and Oliver Latry. Mark has held several positions as organist in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario. As a composer, Mark has over fifty works for organ, choir, brass and handbells to his credit which he publishes under his own label M.D.H. Publications. As a concert artist, Mark has performed throughout Canada, United States and the United Kingdom. In 2006 he released his first cd entitled “Enigma”.