Mark Cabaniss is a music publisher, producer, and composer based in Nashville, Tennessee. As an ASCAP composer and arranger, Mark's published compositions have been performed nationally and abroad, and include musicals, cantatas, and instrumental works. His stage adaptation of the film It’s a Wonderful Life, titled Miracle in Bedford Falls (premiered by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre), has been subsequently performed coast-to-coast. Other musicals include The Homework Machine, The Stardust Supper Club, and The 50th Annual Polk County Picnic.
Mark is a multiple recipient of ASCAP's Popular Music Award and the recipient of an Angel Award as a producer. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy) and serves on the Board of Advisors for The Music Man Square, a museum and foundation in Mason City, Iowa, dedicated to furthering music education and honoring the legacy of Meredith Wilson (creator of Broadway’s The Music Man). Mark was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by Mars Hill College and serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Mark also founded and permanently endowed The Helen Cole Krause Music Scholarship.
Mark's work in music business and broadcasting has led to collaborations with television icon Andy Griffith, Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones, legendary entertainer Steve Allen, Broadway/pop songwriter Rupert Holmes, producer/composer/conductor Buryl Red, gospel singer Cynthia Clawson, and others. Mark also serves as an adjunct professor of Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville. He holds degrees in Music Education and Communications from Mars Hill College and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.