Dr Mark Baynes
Publish Date: Monday, 4 April 2022
Dr Mark Baynes
Dr Mark Baynes

Programme Leader Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree and Graduate Diploma in Music Production, MAINZ Auckland

Mark Baynes’ background is in early music in the UK. His doctoral research focused on developing an analytical model used to understand music by exploring consonance and dissonance pertaining to melody, harmony, rhythm, organic unity and genre. Mark is a presenter of 95bFM's The Jazz Show, writes the X-Factory column for NZ Musician Magazine, and has been published in Downbeat (US).

Mark has expertise semiotics, improvisation, composition, and performance. He runs Networks of Expertise workshops teaching popular music analysis to teachers, and is currently a member of the Music Subject Experts Group, reviewing achievement standards at secondary school level at all NCEA levels.

Mark recorded with Goldsmith Baynes, a track called Tīpuna, released as part of the Waiata Anthems playlist 2021 and featured for the Aotearoa Music Awards Ceremony 2021. Also in 2021, Mark has been writing and performing extensively with Mireya Ramos (Flor de Toloache).