Mark Herman is one of America’s busiest theatre organists, performing concerts and silent film presentations across the US and abroad. In 2012, he was named the American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year and is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious honor. Previously, he was overall winner of the Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition in 2004.
Mark has been featured on several episodes of American Public Media’s Pipedreams program, and has performed for countless conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society, American Guild of Organists, and Organ Historical Society. On the international stage, he has toured in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, his arrangements and performances have been heard both on television and in motion pictures. In 2019, he was honored to be featured alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a rare organ solo cameo.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he is President of Mark Herman Music LLC, a provider of organ-related services and products. He is in demand as an organ consultant and project manager, as well as a voicing specialist and tonal consultant for Allen Organs and is proud to be an Allen Artist, showcasing new Allen Organs in the US and beyond.
Silent Film Scoring and Composition
An avid fan of film music and history, Mark is regarded as an accomplished silent film scorer and accompanist, drawing from historic approaches to silent film accompaniment, often composing and assembling scores from the ground up. His arrangements have been heard both on television and in motion pictures.
Consulting & Restoration
Mark's specialty has always been making organs sound good, whether through performance, registration, voicing, tuning, or installation planning. He has worked with over a hundred institutional and private clients to plan, install, or improve organ installations across the country. As a technician, he leads a talented team of organ technicians working to restore theatre pipe organs nationally.