Mark Boling is an Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of the University of Tennessee Jazz Program. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Berklee School of Music in Boston and a Master of Music Theory from the University of Tennessee. He is the author of The Jazz Theory Workbook, Elements of the Jazz Language software, and Curriculum for Aural Training software. He has been a Senior Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts International Jazz Workshop and has taught summer guitar workshops at the Berklee College of Music. He has performed in concert with artists such as Donald Brown, Charlie Byrd, Louie Bellson, Alan Dawson, Peter Erskine, Ingrid Jensen, David Friesen, Henry Johnson, T.S. Monk, Zim Ngqawana, Ed Soph, Marvin Stamm, Bill Watrous, and Matt Wilson. A veteran member of pianist Donald Brown's Knoxville-based band, Boling played on Brown's 1999 recording, Enchante. Boling's first recording as a leader, entitled Evidence, was released in 2000.