Mark Hayes is an award‑winning concert pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor. His personal catalog, totaling over 1,000 published works, includes work for solo voice, solo piano, multiple pianos, orchestra, jazz combo, small instrumental ensembles, and choruses of all kinds. He is honored to have his works regularly featured at ACDA, MENC, and Chorus America conventions. Mark received a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in Piano Performance from Baylor University in 1975. He has conducted the SWACDA and MCDA Community and Church Honor Choirs and served as guest conductor at Carnegie Hall featuring his Te Deum and Magnificat. In 2010, Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies awarded Mark the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music.
In addition to his involvement in the sacred and secular choral music fields, Hayes is increasingly sought after as an orchestrator and record producer. He is a recurring recipient of the Standard Award from ASCAP. The album I've Just Seen Jesus, which Mark arranged, orchestrated, and co‑produced, received the Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year in 1986.